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Month: May 2018

Petition to ask Powys County Council to Publish Third-party Comments on Planning Applications on their Website

Petition to ask Powys County Council to Publish Third-party Comments on Planning Applications on their Website

In December 2018, Powys County Council stopped publishing comments from “third-parties” on their planning website, with a review due in December 2019.

“Third-parties” are local people and other Powys residents and environmental or other stakeholder organisations. They often have important evidence for or against planning applications which should be taken into account. Third-party comments show us the extent and reasons for public concern.

Their comments should be available on the internet for EVERYONE, including Planning Committee Members, to see. Other councils manage to show third-party comments.

Why can’t Powys County Council?

The poor alternatives of having to drive or take public transport to view files in Llandrindod Wells, or asking for third-party comments by email, penalise the public and are simply not working.

We have set up a Petition to Powys County Council on our website. Please visit and sign to make your voice heard and get Powys County Council to restore some of our democratic rights.

You will find links to more background information on this Planning Application issue on the petition page.

Thank you.

And just a quick reminder of our Trees and Woodlands Seminar in Llandrindod Wells on Sunday 11 November. Hope to see you there.