Sandy Town Council is not a planning authority and has no direct powers to control the development of the town. Planning applications in Sandy are decided by Central Bedfordshire Council as is the Local Development Framework and the key local planning policy documents which affect Sandy.
You can access the planning department of Central Bedfordshire Council here.
Sandy Town Council is entitled to see all planning applications which pertain to Sandy parish and to make comments on them which Central Bedfordshire Council takes into consideration when deciding whether to grant permission.
The Town Council is also consulted about the documents in the Local Development Framework and may contribute to these.
Sandy Town Council has a planning Committee known as the Development Scrutiny Committee which meets every few weeks. The committee reviews the Sandy and Beeston planning applications which are being considered by Central Bedfordshire Council and makes comments on them on behalf of the community. Comments cannot be taken into consideration by Central Bedfordshire Council unless they are directly relevant to material planning considerations.
Members of the public may contact the Town Council to express their views about planning matters and/or attend the Development Scrutiny Committee meetings to express them in person.
(Picture with the Mayor Cllr Sutton, Cllr White and the Town Clerk provided by Biggleswade Chronicle.)