Parish Councils play a limited part in the current planning process. Like others, Barcombe PC is a statutary consultee in most (but not all) cases, so receives relevant documents from Lewes District Council. After local consultation and formal discussion, the PC can vote on an application before recommending a course of action to LDC; the recommendation will be taken into consideration by the case Planning Officer, but the weight given to it will vary. If the application is passed to LDC’s Planning Committee for decision – a body made up from local councillors, not planners – the Case Officer’s recommendation may or may not be followed.
To view a planning application below, click its number (for example, LW/20/0288). On the LDC web page that opens, agree to the Terms and Conditions. Then continue to the ‘Search’ page and paste in the application’s number.