We make residents aware of planning applications in their area. This gives people a chance to make their views known on building in their area before it goes before a special planning committee for a decision. Basingstoke & Deane’s ‘Development Control’ committee is made up of borough councillors, supported by council officers. The committee hears planning applications every month and approves or rejects them. The meetings are recorded and you can even view past meetings. Planning applicants, members of the public and ward councillors can also attend in person. By arrangement, they can also speak in favour of or against an application.
How to view a planning application
Planning applications are stored on Basingstoke & Deane’s public access system. To comment, you need to be logged in. You can ‘Register’ to create an account if you do not have one. You don’t need to be logged in if you want to view a planning application. There’s a downloadable user guide to the online planning system. People without computer access should contact the Council’s customer service team on 01256 844844; planning applications can be viewed in person by appointment.
How to have your say
There are three ways to make your views known for or against an application:
- Online through the Council’s public planning website. You need to ‘Log In’ to comment on an application. Search for the relevant planning application by putting the relevant reference number in the search box.
- Email your comment to: firstname.lastname@example.org . Remember to include the planning application reference number.
- Write to: Planning Development, Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council, Civic Offices, London Road, Basingstoke RG21 4AH. Include the reference of the planning application you are commenting on.
Of course you can also let your councillor know your views. Find your Basingstoke Labour representative on our Councillors page.
What happens next?
Planning applications generally go before the Council’s ‘Development Control’ Committee meeting. If you have commented on an application, you can register to speak if you wish. Read more about this process.