Golf Resort Consultation Period

NJT Lauro made this Freedom of Information request to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Following recent government changes to local authority planning law, will the council be strictly adhering to the new advisory 16 week consultation period before approving plans? I ask this, because due to the huge impact of such a scheme, 16 weeks may well be insufficient to hear evidence and for the council and public to complete their dialogue. It would be unfair, to say the least, if a plan of this magnitude was forced through on such a brief time-scale.

Yours faithfully,

N Lauro

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Wirral Council
 
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InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Sir/Madam

 

Thank you for your recent request made under the Freedom of Information
Act. Please find Wirral Borough Council’s response below.

 

By way of relevant advice and assistance, the majority of planning
applications are decided within eight weeks, unless they are unusually
large or complex - in which case the time limit is extended to 13
weeks. Applications accompanied by an Environmental Impact Assessment
(which is potentially the case with the proposed Golf Resort) should be
determined within 16 weeks. These timescales can be extended with the
agreement of the applicant, but they do have the right to appeal to the
Secretary of State against non-determination if applications are not
decided within these timescales and the applicant has not agreed in
writing to an extension of time.

 

In the case of the proposed Golf Resort, details of the pre-application
public consultation and the consultation following the submission of the
planning application have yet to be discussed with the preferred
development partner as the planning application preparations have not yet
commenced.

 

However the Council will ensure that the public have a full and sufficient
opportunity to comment in line with the Council’s Statement of Community
Involvement made in March 2014
(https://www.wirral.gov.uk/planning-and-b...)
and nationally recognised best practice. Details of the public
consultation will be widely advertised once finalised and agreed by the
Council.

 

I hope this information is of interest to you.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Andy Henderson

Information Management Officer

 

Information Management

Legal & Democratic Services

Transformation & Resources Department

Wallasey Town Hall

Brighton Street

Wallasey

Wirral

CH44 8ED 

 

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