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Planning applications

Planning Guidance

This page gives a brief guide to how planning applications are dealt with and Newton and Noss Parish Council’s role in the process.

There is more information on the Planning page of the South Hams District Council.

South Hams District Council is the planning authority for Newton and Noss and is the only body which can make decisions on planning applications.

Newton and Noss Parish Council, as a statutory consultee, is entitled to comment on planning applications but cannot make a decision on them.


Parish Council comments

Every planning application which relates to land and buildings in the parish of Newton and Noss is considered at a meeting of the Parish Council.  Meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month and the planning applications for comment are listed on the agenda. At the beginning of each meeting there is an Open Forum during which members of the public, including those supporting or opposing a planning application, can make statements. The Parish Council Planning Committee circulate draft comments prior to each Parish Council Meeting. Councillors will then discuss and vote on the comments to be submitted by the Parish Council on each application.

The Parish Clerk submits the Parish Council’s comments to South Hams District Council and members of the public can also separately submit comments to SHDC Council.

How to comment

All the planning application documents, and all comments on the application, can be viewed on the planning portal on SHDC’s website.

To find the most recent applications in your area try typing Newton Ferrers or Noss Mayo into the search and you will be provided with a list of Planning Applications in date order with the newest ones at the top.

You can search using the property name, postcode or road name.

Comments on planning applications can be submitted on the portal using the online form.