All planning applications are reviewed by the Parish Council's Planning Committee for comment on to Wiltshire Council.
The Planning Committee deals with planning applications, forward planning, the village design statement and road traffic management issues including speed limits and street names.
With regard to planning applications the committee considers the impact of the proposed development on adjoining properties and the parish as a whole, and expresses its views to Wiltshire Council (WC). However, the committee cannot make any decision on these applications - that is the responsibility of WC.
The Parish Council's opinion will be informed by the size and nature of the development being applied for.
Whilst Wiltshire Council follows a clear set of national and local guidelines and plans, the Parish Council's view is guided more by whether a development sits comfortably with the character of the area.
Parishioners wishing to express views on planning applications should therefore address such remarks to WC directly but are welcome to provide IPC with a copy if they so wish.
The Planning Committee meets whenever there are planning applications or other matters to be considered. The meetings are normally held in the Memorial Hall and are open to the public.
Agendas are published some 3 days in advance on parish noticeboards.
Planning applications can be viewed directly at the Wiltshire Council website.
The Planning Committee, re-established on 13-Feb-2017, have a new Terms of Reference included below.