Local Planning in CastlePoint
What information is available
Welcome to the fascinating world of local planning. Here is the URL for Castle Point planning applications: https://www.castlepoint.gov.uk/planning-applications.
You can use this to examine the documents provided to support planning applications, make applications and comment on existing applications.
It is perhaps easier to look at a sample application. Currently active (in January 2021) is 20/0899/FUL which introduces us to the map system and the various documents needed.
Go to https://www.castlepoint.gov.uk/planning-applications and select View & Comment on Planning Applications. Enter 20/0899/FUL as the search term and the application appears.
Eight documents are attached as PDFs.
One of them (the Consult letter) summarises the application and is also pictured in the gallery.
There is also a useful map facility which shows applications over a period of time. Sample results from the map system are shown in the gallery.
Depending on comments to this article, a later article may be added to explain in more detail: how to search; how to comment; and how to view comments.