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FINDING A PLANNING APPLICATION

All the paperwork which planning applications attract is made available online via the Borough Council of Wellingborough's website.

You can view all the documents for any planning application, but first you need to find it. If you want to submit an objection letter online, you can do that once you've found it.

So you need to search for the application first.

The Borough Council of Wellingborough provides a search facility for planning applications. Follow the steps given below.

TO USE THE SEARCH FACILITY …

To use the search facility, follow these steps:

  1. Click here to access the Simple Search facility
  2. In the form which now appears, key the application's reference number into the box [that's WP/15/00281/OUT for Barwood's third Chester Road application, WP/14/00298/OUT for the rg+p ltd Station Road application, and WP/15/00705/OUT for the Little Irchester application]
  3. Click the Search button alongside.
  4. You'll now see a Planning Application Summary Page. Click its tabs to view the application's documents and the comments which it has attracted.

To post an objection, click the Make a Public Comment button located above the row of tabs, and fill in the form which then appears.

TO MAKE A REPRESENTATION TO THE PLANNING INSPECTORATE …

Any objection you post to the Borough Council of Wellingborough's planning website before the Planning Inspectorate's window for representations closes will automatically be forwarded to the Inspectorate. If you want to post directly to the Inspectorate's website, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Planning Inspectorate's website to access the Search facility
  2. Key into the Search for a case box the last seven digits of the Inspectorate's reference number for the case concerned [that's APP/H2835/W/15/3140655 for Barwood's third Chester Road application, and APP/H2835/W/15/3136236 for the rg+p ltd Station Road application].
  3. Click the Search button.
  4. Click the Make Representation button, and fill in the form which then appears.

It's no longer necessary to object to the three Barwood applications since each of them has now been the subject of a public inquiry and has been dismissed. For the same reason, it is no longer necessary to object to the Station Road application.

We continue to show their Wellingborough Borough Council reference numbers here so that you can read their documentation.

WP/14/00298/OUT is the reference number for the Station Road application, WP/15/00281/OUT is the reference number for Barwood's third application, WP/2013/0590 is the reference number for the second Barwood application, and WP/2012/0165 is the reference number for the first one.

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STANDARD OBJECTION LETTERS …

With no schemes presently in play, there's nothing to object to. Here, for interest, are some past objection letters.

These letters were provided for use in objecting to the Little Irchester planning application, third Barwood planning application and the Station Road planning application. Feel free to modify them by, for example, changing the wording or the order of the bullet points.

The editable version of each letter is in Rich Text Format, which most word processors support.

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For the Little Irchester application …

Editable Little Irchester objection letter.

Printable Little Irchester objection letter: PDF icon

For the third Barwood application …

Editable Barwood objection letter.

Printable Barwood objection letter: PDF icon

For the Station Road application …

Editable Station Road objection letter.

Printable Station Road objection letter: PDF icon

The Borough Council of Wellingborough continues to accept objection letters until noon on the day of the meeting at which the Planning Committee considers the application. Do not be concerned, therefore, if the published deadline has passed. It is a statutory requirement to state such a deadline, but it is treated as a formality.

Nevertheless, if you intend to object, it's a good idea to send your letter now so that you don't forget to do it.

Alternatively, you can object online. See TO USE THE SEARCH FACILITY for instructions on how to find the planning application and post your objection.

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