The Parish Council plays an active role in all local planning issues and is consulted by the planning authority on all applications and planning policy documents affecting the parish.
The Parish Clerk or individual Parish Councillors will always be happy to assist you on any planning issue so click on the 'Contact Us' tab above for contact details. There is also a link below direct to North Somerset Council's website where you can search for applications across the District.
Click here to go to the Local Council Planning Portal and use the search bar to find the application you are looking for. Alternatively use the monthly lists to find Planning Applications registered / decided in the last month.
BANWELL CONSERVATION AREA
Conservation Areas (CAs) are designated by the local planning authority to protect the special architectural or historic interest of a place by preserving or enhancing its character or appearance.
In practice the designation means that certain classes of permitted development that home owners might normally undertake, without the need for an application to North Somerset Council for permission, are not available to them. In some areas, such as Banwell, this control has been further enhanced by the Council removing further permitted development rights through what’s known as an Article 4 Direction (http://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/planning-building-control/planning/planning-advice/application-advise/article-four-directions/). The effect of which is specifically to preclude the enlargement, improvement or other alterations including the replacement of frames to windows and the outside appearance of a dwelling house or porch without permission from North Somerset Council.
For further advice on any proposed works and if they require planning permission you are recommended to contact North Somerset Council at http://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/planning-building-control/planning/planning-advice/pre-application-guidance/get-written-advice-about-whether-you-need-permission/