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Farnham Royal PC Meetings

The Parish Council discusses planning matters at its monthly meetings and if there is something that you would like to bring to the PC’s attention, the meetings are a good place to do this.

Pre-Planning Help and Advice

You can find out out more about planning issues at the Planning Portal.

Do you need permission?

For information about alterations that you can make to your property without planning permission, termed permitted development and general guidance from the Government – click here.

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For information about the District Councils’ planning policies and planning guidance, click here.

Local Plan

The South Bucks District Local Plan was adopted on 22nd March 1999 as a statutory plan for the District.

Following a Direction from the Secretary of State, 75 policies in the South Bucks Local Plan are saved for continued use, and 45 policies are not saved and have therefore expired. In many cases policies have expired because they either largely repeat, or are inconsistent with, national or regional policy.

You can find out more about the SBDC Local Plan here.

South Bucks District Local Plan (adopted 1999)

Click here for the consolidated version of the Local Plan, showing all saved policies with expired polices struck through.

Local Development Framework

In accordance with new system introduced by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act, and supplemented by government guidance the Council is preparing a Local Development Framework to replace the Local Plan for South Bucks.

A link to the SBDC local development framework is here

South Bucks District & County Council – useful links

There are many useful links on the South Bucks District Council website.

Environment pages tell you about general planning and sustainability issues.

Bucks CC ‘Report a general highway issue’ Link
Click here to report a general highway issue, that is not a pothole, broken streetlight or problem with a public right of way.
They will ask you what the problem is and where it is roughly?

Current Applications

The SBDC website planning applications pages gives access to detail about all planning applications in the district.

The Parish Council is a statutory consultee on applications within its boundaries. If you wish to enquire as to the Parish Council’s response on any application please contact the Clerk.

Current planning applications in the parish

Reference NumberLocation
17/02101/FUL3 The Broadway Farnham Common
17/02114/OUTLand at Springdale Collinswood Road Farnham Common
17/02099/FULMyrtle Cottage Parsonage Lane Farnham Common
17/02097/FULLand rear of Graphic House Kingsway Farnham Common
17/01855/FULLand rear of 4 Fairfield Lane Farnham Royal
17/02133/FULCaldicott Boys School Crown Lane Farnham Royal
17/02205/FULFairfield Crown Lane Farnham Royal
17/02279/TPOFirst House Templewood Lane Farnham Common

The way that SBDC handle the applications via the public access database means that we cannot at the moment offer a direct link to each of the applications.
So here is how to view them:

1. Copy the Planning Reference Number using the Copy command. (Ctrl+C) for the application that you wish to look at copy.
2. Click HERE to go to the SBDC search page
http://sbdc-pa.southbucks.gov.uk/online-applications/
3. Paste (Ctrl+V) the link into the box at the bottom (see image below)
4. Click Search

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