We aim to issue a decision on an application within the statutory time period, however in some instances we may need to ask for an extension of time to allow us to determine your application. We aim to work with you to come to a positive conclusion for the Council to be able to issue planning consent.

The Council will be happy to discuss changes that may lead to a favorable decision on an application. If however we do have to refuse an application, the decision notice gives advice on how to appeal. Only the applicant has the right of appeal against a decision or conditions imposed.

A decision may be subject to a legal agreement in relation to planning obligations or other matters. If this is the case Planning Officers will issue a draft decision notice for internal purposes only and will not issue the final decision until the legal agreement has been signed.

Once a decision has been issued to the applicant, the decision notice will be posted on the Monmouthshire website.

Planning applications are fully viewable online and a list of all decisions made is published weekly and available on this website.

The Decision notice may include a number of conditions of development. These conditions may include the provision of additional information before work can commence. This information would need to be discharged prior to any working starting onsite. In order to discharge these conditions you need to make a formal application for the Council to consider. Information on how to make a discharge of condition application can be found here

Before work commences on site there may be other consents that are required in terms of Building Control Regulations, or the need for a bat licence.