Planning Process

The Planning Committee considers every planning application made on property or land within the Parish boundaries. The Planning Committee is comprised of up to 9 councillors and meets throughout the year at approximately three week intervals. A schedule of meetings may be found on the meeting calendar.

Copies of the agendas are available on the planning committee page.

Members of the public have the right to comment on any planning application either in writing by letter or email (to the Parish Office) or in person, at the relevant planning meeting by registering their intent to do so upon arrival.

Two speakers per application are permitted: one in favour, one against. If a greater number of persons wish to speak on the same application, the Chair will request that only one representative is selected. Each speaker is allowed 3 minutes.

The Planning Committee does not have the power to determine planning applications. It can, however, request that an application is brought before TRDC’s Planning Committee for determination by councillors, rather than being decided by Planning Officers using delegated powers. This process is known as “calling it in”.

The Parish Council is a statutory consultee on planning applications and has the right to comment on any application within the Parish and larger ones outside which may affect Chorleywood.

The Planning Committee encourages and welcomes comments and views from residents on any planning application.

TRDC Online Planning Applications Search