The legal document from the Local Authority granting or refusing planning permission is called the Decision Notice. The notice is issued as soon as possible after the decision is made and it is sent out by post to the applicant or their agent if the application was made through an agent.
Scanned records of the Decision Notices for planning applications made in Torbay from 1980 onwards are available on Planning Online, Torbay Council’s online database for planning applications.
The Decision Notice will contain the following information:
- The decision (permission or refusal) and the date it was granted
- The applicant name and agent name if applicable
- The description of what was applied for and where
- If the application is refused the reason(s) for refusal will be given
- If the application is permitted the conditions imposed on the development will be listed
- If the application is permitted a list of the approved plans is given.
Please note that a Decision Notice is does not constitute an approval under Building Regulations.
What happens next?
- Where appropriate some approvals are subject to legal agreements (planning agreements) and these must be adhered to.
- Once the Decision Notice has been issued for an approved application then, subject to any conditions, legal agreements and Building Regulations requirements, development can commence.
- If the application is not given approval then the applicant may choose to resubmit the application or to appeal against the decision.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tel: 01803 207801
- Fax: 01803 208858