Planning Role



The Duty Of Council in Planning Applications


The laws governing planning are complex and planning consent is required before most forms of development can be legally undertaken.

Planning decisions are usually the responsibility of Ribble Valley Borough Council. 

The Parish Council is a statutory consultee on planning applications within the parishes and is normally given 21 days in which to comment.

The Parish Council has delegated powers to appropriate council members, allowing them to comment on planning applications on behalf of the Parish Council.

The observations of the planning delegates are an agenda item of the next full council meeting. 

Public participation in discussions on planning applications can be arranged by contacting the clerk.

This section dealing with Planning Applications allows access to all applications received and links you directly to the Borough Council website for further details.

Ribble Valley Borough Council would like you to "Have Your Say" on the Consultation on the Ribble Valley Strategic Housing and Economic Needs Assessment, between Monday 7th October & 18th November 2019. Go to to see the document, or Council Office or your local library. Link

Planning applications dealt with by Lancashire County Council

On occasions, where appropriate, planning applications may be dealt with directly by Lancashire County Council

These can be found by following the appropriate link on the Lancashire County Council page

Your Parish Council is a statutory consultee also on these matters