Buckinghamshire Council is the planning authority. If you wish to make any comments on an application or notify them of any breaches of planning regulations.
This 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.
The Planning Service for Chiltern Area and South Bucks Area can be viewed here:
Current planning applications in the parish
This is not a formal planning document. It follows on from a public consultation in 2016 and sets out the aspirations of the Parish Council for the Farnhams. Please see the link below for a copy of the Parish Plan.
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.
For information about the District Councils’ planning policies and planning guidance, click here.
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.
The Parish Council have organised two public meetings in April and May 2018 to consider what can be done to best control future development in the Farnhams. Notes taken at the meetings are attached below
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?