Recent Planning Applications 

The Parish Council is a stutory consultee on planning applications and is normally given 21 days to comment. Relevant planning issues that the Parish Council consider when informed of new planning applications can be found below.

 You can view recent planning applications in Read on the Ribble Valley Borough Council Planning Application Pages. A copy of the Parish Council’s response to the application (if appropriate) can be found with the documentation pertaining to each application.

Role of The Parish Council in Planning Applications

The Parish Council is a statutory consultee on planning applications and is normally given 21 days to comment.

Read Parish Council’s Planning Sub-Committee consider all planning applications and comments and observations are sent to Ribble Valley Council’s Planning department before the end of the consultation period.

In commenting on planning applications it is important that the Parish Council considers relevant planning issues. These include:-

  • Traffic and Highways safety issues 
  • Overlooking, loss of privacy and loss of light
  • Scale of development
  • Design, appearance, layout and material
  • Loss of important open space or physical features
  • Noise, disturbance or smells
  • Local knowledge of drainage or other possible problems with the surface
  • Impact on surroundings 

Issues which are not relevant include:-

  • Effect on the value of property
  • Loss of view over other peoples land
  • Possible future development not included in the application
  • Private property rights such as boundary or access disputes
  • Matters covered by other laws
  • The morals or motives of the developer