Re: Re: What happens next?
The applicant has up to 6 months to respond to the request for additional information (RFI) – after which time (if unanswered) the application is deemed withdrawn.
If theapplicant responds and if the planning authority considers that the response contains significent additional data then anyone who has already objected plus new entries to the process may makke submissions on the additional information. This fact will be advertised in the press. However if the PA does not consider the additioal information to contain significent new data there is no opportunity to comment on it.
Keep n touch with the progress of the application – it must be decided within 4 weeks of the applicant’s response (8 weeks in some circumstances) and – if you are on record – you will be advised in writing of the decision. You will then have 4 weeks (from the date of the decision) to submit an appeal.