Charnwood Borough Council is the local Planning Authority and they have full powers when considering planning applications.
Birstall Parish Council is consulted on all applications falling within the parish boundary. These are considered at the Planning Committee Meetings which are usually held once a month. This committee reviews all sites and scrutinises the plans for every application. Its comments are then passed to CBC for their deliberations. They may take them on board or disregard as they see fit. Members of the public are entitled to attend our Planning Committee Meetings and the Chairman will allow them to speak during Public Participation set aside on the Agendas.
For residents, you must be aware of the Conservation Area as this imposes further restrictions should your property be located within it. There are also a large number of trees with TPOs (Tree Preservation Orders) and you should check with CBC before you carry out any work on a tree within the Parish.
See the main Planning page for latest applications.