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Local councils such as Town and Parish Councils do not have a statutory responsibility for services such as planning. The responsibility for the discharge of this function in the majority of cases rests with District and Borough Councils as the Local Authority. For Thurston this will be Mid Suffolk District Council.

How to search for planning applications at Mid Suffolk District Council  

To search for an application go to the Mid Suffolk site mid suffolk planning pages  and search for Planning Applications, Appeals and Enforcements by keyword, application reference, postcode or by a single line of an address.

Thurston Parish Council and its role in the planning function

Under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, Schedule 1, paragraph 8, the Parish Council has the power to be notified of planning applications affecting the council's area and to comment upon each application that affects its administrative area.

For a list of all scheduled meetings for the Planning Committee please see the table below. Please be aware that should there be no applications forthcoming, the meeting will be cancelled. Please check the agenda printed alongside each date for commencement times and venue of each meeting.  

Due to a change in the structure of the Parish Council, all planning applications will now form part of the full parish council and committee meetings due to take place on the following dates:

Date Type of Meeting
19 February 2020 Committee Meeting to include planning applications if necessary 
4 March 2020 Full Parish Council meeting to included planning applications if necessary 
18 March 2020 Committee Meeting to include planning applications if necessary 
1 April 2020 Full Parish Council meeting to included planning applications if necessary 
15 April 2020 Committee Meeting to include planning applications if necessary 
6 May 2020 Full Parish Council meeting to included planning applications if necessary 
20 May 2020 Committee Meeting to include planning applications if necessary 
3 June 2020 Full Parish Council meeting to included planning applications if necessary 
17 June 2020 Committee Meeting to include planning applications if necessary 
1 July 2020 Full Parish Council meeting to included planning applications if necessary 
22 July 2020 Committee Meeting to include planning applications if necessary 
5 August 2020 Full Parish Council meeting to included planning applications if necessary 
19 August 2020 Committee Meeting to include planning applications if necessary 
2 September 2020 Full Parish Council meeting to included planning applications if necessary 
16 September 2020 Committee Meeting to include planning applications if necessary 
7 October 2020 Full Parish Council meeting to included planning applications if necessary 
21 October 2020 Committee Meeting to include planning applications if necessary 
4 November 2020 Full Parish Council meeting to included planning applications if necessary 
18 November 2020 Committee Meeting to include planning applications if necessary 
2 December 2020 Full Parish Council meeting to included planning applications if necessary 
16 December 2020 Committee Meeting to include planning applications if necessary 

All meetings will take place in Thurston Community Library, Norton Road, Thurston and will start at 7.30pm unless notified otherwise.

Members of the public are  reminded that any Parish Council meeting or committee meeting may be filmed. A person may not orally report or comment about a meeting as it takes place if he/she is present at the meeting of a Parish Council or its committees but otherwise may: 

a) film, photograph or make an audio recording of a meeting;All meetings of the planning committee are open to the public and you are very welcome to come along. There is a public forum for comments from members of the public. Members of the public are however reminded that any Parish Council meeting or committee meeting may be filmed. A person may not orally report or comment about a meeting as it takes place if he/she is present at the meeting of a Parish Council or its committees but otherwise may:

 b) use any other means for enabling persons not present to see or hear proceedings at a meeting as it takes place or later;

 c) report or comment on the proceedings in writing during or after a meeting or orally report or comment after the meeting.

The Parish Clerk maintains a record of each planning application notified to the council and the council's response to the local planning authority. For details of planning applications considered by Thurston's Planning Committee and comments made please click on the year folders to see the relevant documents: