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How The Planning System Works

The planning system is complex, so it is a good idea to familiarise yourself with the various procedures, required documentation and recommended practice before filing an application. It is also important to be aware of what constitutes material planning concerns – issues which are deemed relevant by those responsible for planning decisions – if you intend to submit an objection to an application. The Highgate Society Planning Committee Surgery – Saturdays, 10:30-12:30, 10A South Grove can offer help and advice on both these matters. For a detailed explanation of how and when to submit a planning application and what to expect from the process, please visit the Planning pages of the appropriate Local Authority.



These pages also provide links to current planning applications under consideration, and guidance on how to object to an application.