The Final Decision
The planning committee has a number of options when it makes its decision. It can:
- Approve the application with a certain number of conditions which will be set out in the Decision Notice. These conditions can relate to start date, working hours, planning gain deals etc. These are legally enforceable.
- Defer the application to a future committee date if the committee feels the need for more information
- Refuse the application with suitable reasons for refusal. In approving or refusing a planning application, a local authority must provide a reasoned justification for their decision to the applicant and the public.