When dealing with a local authority then, apart from paying council tax, most people will be concerned about three things; refuse collection, the state of roads and pavements and finally planning applications.
The first thing to make clear is that the Parish Council does not decide on planning applications; Calderdale MBC is the Planning Authority.
Having said that, the Parish Council does have a voice on planning applications and Calderdale MBC are required by law to consider comments made by the Parish Council on any application put before it. In addition to this, we often make representations on your behalf on a wide range of planning matters, such as the effectiveness of planning enforcement, consideration of area development plans, conservation issues and others.
Councillor Mark Mullany Chairman, Planning Committee 2020/21:
“As a council, we’re keen on trying to help people negotiate the planning process and to achieve positive results, whether they are applicants or objectors.
Within the parish, we’re lucky to have the environment within which we live but there are always challenges in making use of existing buildings and of course there is a significant conservation area. We encourage everyone to have their say on planning applications affecting our area.”
The committee usually meets monthly on the dates and times set out in the Events List: