Planning Applications

Planning within Potton

The following applications will be considered at the meeting of the Planning Committee on the 5th of September 2017.
CB/17/03409/FULL   15 Downside Gardens, Potton, Sandy, SG19 2RE.
Single storey rear extension plus internal improvements.

The following applications will be considered at the meeting of the Town Council meeting on the 5th of September 2017.
CB/TCA/17/00292   11A King Street, Potton, Sandy, SG19 2QT.
Notification of works to trees in a conservation area:  Reduce of Yew Hedge by 50%.
CB/17/03387/RM  Land North of Potton Football Ground on the East Side of Biggleswade Road Potton.
Reserved Matters:  following outline application CB/13/00921/OUT (151 dwellings, employment,  community hall, open space and new access)  detail relating to the design, layout,appearance, landscape and scale that part of the original relating to the site for the community hall.
CB/17/03434/FULL  Unit 2, 8 Market Square, Potton, Sandy, SG19 2NP.
Conversion of vacant industrial unit into a microbrewery, involving a change of use from “workshop” to B2 light industrial and installation of a flue pipe into the east facing roof.

Understanding the Planning Applications

Potton Town Council considers all Potton planning applications. That means when your neighbour submits a planning application or any other application in the town is submitted, the Town Council will consider the application before passing on a recommendation to the Planning Authority at Central Bedfordshire Council.

Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC), as the Planning Authority, strives to determine all planning applications within an eight-week cycle. The cycle commences when a planning application is submitted to CBC. As part of the cycle Potton Town Council is consulted on all applications within Potton. CBC also consult with the immediate neighbours of the applicant, with the consultation period lasting for a four week period.

The Town Council’s Planning Committee meet twice a month to consider all Potton applications that fall within the remit of the committee.

Residents are also encouraged to advise the Town Council of any concerns that they might have regarding planning proposals that they feel affect them and suggest that copies of letters sent to the planning department at Central Bedfordshire Council are also forwarded to Potton Town Council.  These can then be considered by the relevant Councillors when viewing the planning application.

As with all Potton Town Council meetings, members of the public are welcome to attend.

The determination of planning applications is primarily conducted via a system of delegation to Council Officers, which means that the Local Planning Authority Officers determine all non-contentious applications, which is approximately 90% of the planning applications received by the Planning Authority. The Planning (Development Management Committee) of CBC determines the remaining 10% of applications in the Potton area.

Central Bedfordshire Councillors, however have the power to “call in” any application they consider needs further investigation, which is a process that ensures the application is determined by the Planning Committee and not determined by a Planning Officer.

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