A planning application can come from a business, an individual or an organisation. There are a lot of factors involved in deciding whether a development is environmentally just and whether it is something you want to speak up on.

Is the development good for your community? Is the development likely to have a negative impact on the health and well-being of local residents? Will it put force existing small businesses out of the market?

What about the planet? Are some developments worth it on balance if they help to reduce carbon emissions? Or will the development cause too much damage to the ecosystem locally?

This resource is designed for people who want to participate in a particular planning application, or to influence the direction of planning decisions in their area.

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