Pre-Application Community Involvement Protocol for the Stroud District
The aim of this Protocol is to enable open, agreed and well-structured working between communities, applicants/developers, local authorities and elected members in advance of planning applications, helping to deliver better quality development for all.
Any use of this Protocol is without prejudice to the eventual judgement of a Parish/Town Council on the merits of any application or to the determination by Stroud District Council.
The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) states1 that: "Applicants will be expected to work closely with those directly affected by their proposals to evolve designs that take account of the views of the community. Proposals that can demonstrate this in developing the design of the new development should be looked on more favourably."
Full details of the protocol are available on SDC website.