At the Meeting dated 26th July 2005 the Parish Meeting adopted a procedure for dealing with planning applications in the village.
BOOTHBY PAGNELL PARISH MEETING
PLANNING APPLICATION PROCEDURES
All planning applications are notified to the Clerk to the Parish Meeting. Applications should also be notified to affected neighbours and notices should be prominently displayed in the area.
The Clerk does not normally have time to call a formal meeting before the views of the Parish have to be submitted.
The Clerk will consult with the Chairman and respond accordingly to the relevant authorities within the time limit.
Any villager who wishes to express an opinion via the Parish Meeting’s response (as opposed to directly) must give that opinion to the Clerk or the Chairman in good time.
All such opinions will be fairly reflected in the Parish response.
If, in the view of the Clerk and the Chairman, there are sufficient diverse opinions expressed to suggest the application is controversial then the Clerk will seek an extension for the time limit for the Parish response and a meeting may be called so views may be expressed more fully and openly.
It is not the responsibility of the Clerk nor the Chairman positively to canvass opinions before the Parish response is prepared. It is important therefore that all villagers with an opinion on any application make that opinion known either to the Clerk or to the Chairman.