The Council is required to make decisions of applications in accordance with the Development Plan, unless material considerations say otherwise. The Development Plan is currently made up of the Core Strategy DPD 2008 and the saved policies within the Tandridge District local Plan 2001. There are also supplementary documents that the Council has adopted and takes into account. These can be viewed at Planning policy.
Whilst the Development Plan is the main decision making tool planning law requires all other factors that are material to making a decision be taken into account. The Courts have decided that the following items are not material considerations and therefore they cannot influence a planning decision. When making comments on a planning application these items should be avoided as the Council is unable to take account of them.
Items that are not material considerations
Each application will be determined on its own merits. We will consider whether the proposal complies with our approved planning policies and how it will affect its surroundings, visually and physically.
Can I view planning policy maps of the area? (FAQ)
|Do I need planning permission for a crossover or access? (FAQ)|
|Do I need planning permission to run a business from home? (FAQ)|
|How do I get planning permission? (FAQ)|
|How else can I get involved? (FAQ)|
|How long does it take before a decision is made? (FAQ)|
|How much does a planning application cost? (FAQ)|
|If my application goes to committee what happens? Can I speak in support of or against an application? (FAQ)|
|If permission is not given, what can I do? (FAQ)|
|If planning permission is given, what happens next? (FAQ)|
|What can I do if I have concerns about a planning application? (FAQ)|
|What do I need planning permission for? (FAQ)|
|What else should I consider? (FAQ)|
|What happens once I have sent in my application? (FAQ)|
|What happens to comments made on applications? (FAQ)|
|What if I disagree with the Council's decision? (FAQ)|
|What if I need more information? (FAQ)|
|Where can I find out about householder permitted development rights? (FAQ)|
|Where can I see planning applications? (FAQ)|
|Who do you consult about applications? (FAQ)|