Local councils such as Town and Parish Councils do not have a statutory responsibility for services such as planning. The responsibility for the discharge of this function in the majority of cases rests with District and Borough Councils as the Local Authority. For Thurston this will be Mid Suffolk District Council.
How to search for planning applications at Mid Suffolk District Council
To search for an application go to the Mid Suffolk site mid suffolk planning pages and search for Planning Applications, Appeals and Enforcements by keyword, application reference, postcode or by a single line of an address.
Thurston Parish Council and its role in the planning function
Under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, Schedule 1, paragraph 8, the Parish Council has the power to be notified of planning applications affecting the council's area and to comment upon each application that affects its administrative area.
For a list of all scheduled meetings for the Planning Committee please see the table below. Please be aware that should there be no applications forthcoming, the meeting will be cancelled. Please check the agenda printed alongside each date for commencement times and venue of each meeting.
Planning Committee Meetings for 2018 - please check this page and Noticeboards for agendas. Where there have been no planning applications received, the scheduled meetings will be cancelled.
All meetings will take place in Thurston Community Library, Norton Road, Thurston and will start at 7.30pm unless notified otherwise.
|3 January 2018 AGENDA||24 January 2018 AGENDA||14 February 2018 CANCELLED||28 February 2018|
|28 March 2018||11 April 2018||25 April 2018||16 May 2018|
|20 May 2018||20 June 2018||18 July 2018||8 August 2018|
|29 August 2018||19 September 2018||10 October 2018||31 October 2018|
|21 November 2018||12 December 2018|
Planning Committee Meetings for 2017
|1 March 2017 TO BE HELD WITHIN MAIN PC MEETING||22 March 2017 CANCELLED||5 April 2017 CANCELLED||19 April 2017 CANCELLED|
|3 May 2017 CANCELLED||24 May 2017 agenda||7 June 2017 CANCELLED||21 June 2017 agenda|
|5 July 2017 agenda||19 July 2017 agenda||2 August 2017 CANCELLED||23 August 2017 agenda|
|20 September 2017 agenda||11 October 2017 agenda||25 October 2017 CANCELLED||2 November 2017 during main meeting|
|15 November 2017 agenda||29 November 2017 agenda||13 December 2017 CANCELLED|
a) film, photograph or make an audio recording of a meeting;All meetings of the planning committee are open to the public and you are very welcome to come along. There is a public forum for comments from members of the public. Members of the public are however reminded that any Parish Council meeting or committee meeting may be filmed. A person may not orally report or comment about a meeting as it takes place if he/she is present at the meeting of a Parish Council or its committees but otherwise may:
b) use any other means for enabling persons not present to see or hear proceedings at a meeting as it takes place or later;
c) report or comment on the proceedings in writing during or after a meeting or orally report or comment after the meeting.
The Parish Clerk maintains a record of each planning application notified to the council and the council's response to the local planning authority. For details of planning applications considered by Thurston's Planning Committee and comments made please click on the year folders to see the relevant documents: