Bringing the Community together
For planning meeting agendas please see under Parish Council - meeting dates.
Planning application for Mere Farm Lane Offices conversion to flats - Click here to see the Parish Council's objection
The planning committee meets on the following dates in the Community Room at the Village Hall, when there are planning applications to be discussed:
Monday 9th January, 13th February, 13th March, 3rd April, 8th May, 12th June, 10th July, 14th August, 11th September, 2nd October, 13th November and 4th December 2017. Agendas are published on the Parish Council meeting dates page.
Members of the public are welcome to attend these meetings (which are open to the public) and they will be invited to contribute. Local councils such as Town and Parish Councils do not have a statutory responsibility for services such as planning. The responsibility for the discharge of this function in the majority of cases rests with District and Borough Councils as the Local Authority. For Gt Barton this will be St Edmundsbury Borough Council.
Minutes from all planning committee meetings are included in the main Council minutes.
If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to advise the council of any concerns you may have, please email the clerk
For more information on what a planning application is and the planning process, including when you need planning permission, tree protection orders, listed buildings and an interactive house which shows you when planning permission is needed click here.
To search for an application go to the West Suffolk website home page and click on planning and building regulations, view and comment on planning applications, West Suffolk planning applications. You can then perform a simple search by keyword, application reference number, postcode or by a single line of an address.
Click here to see the Parish Council's response to the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment
If you have any other planning queries please visit the web page for St Edmundsbury Borough Council's Planning Department
The Government has just published its ‘Plain English guide to the planning system’. This document seeks to give a succinct summary of how the planning system in England works under 12 headings including national planning policy, neighbourhood planning, obtaining planning permission and planning enforcement Document
Responding to planning applications
When a decision is made on an application, only certain issues are taken into account; these are often referred to as 'material planning considerations'. Click here for further information.