Determining planning applications


Determining planning applications

The Planning Officer dealing with the application will:

  • visit the site
  • assess any comments
  • take account of relevant planning policies
  • may discuss amendments with the applicant (or their agent) before the application is determined.

A decision will not be made until the consultation or publicity period is finished. However, after these time periods have passed then the application will be determined either by:

For each application an officer’s report is produced and this, together with the decision notice, is available through our searchable planning databases shortly after the decision is made.

How long

We will try to decide most major applications within 13 weeks and non-major applications within 8 weeks. Anything needing an Environmental Impact Assessment has a set period of 16 weeks.

If there's a small change, we may ask for an update, but we can't support you in making significant changes and helping you with the design process itself.

If there is a delay, we will let you know with a clear explanation.

Decision notices

Select your local area to view decisions notices and reports:

If your area isn't listed, you may be a resident of West Northamptonshire.

Last updated 04 December 2023