Development Control

firefoxDevelopment Control deals with the present. The Local Authority plans in the Forward Planning section set out how Government (who set the overall policies) and Local Government (who interpret and apply the policies to their particular areas) want development to proceed.

When it comes to actually making it happen, the implementation stage, it's the turn of local developers and in some instances Local Authorities themselves to devise and get approval for individual projects. Each project comes into the public domain through a Planning Application, submitted for approval to the Development Control departments for the area concerned.

Applications can be viewed online, but you need to be very specific regarding the area (Community, Parish), date or application number. Note that there are at present no facilities to look for applications for sites specifically "within the Wye Valley AONB". We're working on this.

For Herefordshire the Herefordshire Council website provides a search facility allowing search by Application Reference Number or by date-range. A weekly listing is also distributed by e-mail by request. An external link on the main planning page (See box "Search for Planning Applications") leads to the UK Planning website where applications can also be searched. Note though that the link to "Council Weekly List" for Herefordshire via this site is not supported.

For Monmouthshire weekly lists of Planning Applications from mid-March 2006 can be downloaded. Individual applications can be searched on the UK Planning search page. Note though that the link to "Council Weekly List" for Monmouthshire via this site is also (in common with Herefordshire) not supported.

For the Forest of Dean, the latest weekly application lists can be viewed using The Planning Applications Viewer.

The projects pursued by the AONB Unit generally fall outside the scope of the Development Control process.