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The Parish Council has the right to make comments on all planning applications affecting Carbrooke.


The planning authority (normally Breckland Council, although occasionally it can be the County Council) allows a parish council 21 days to respond to a planning application.  The application will be considered by the Parish Council at the next Council meeting and will be included on the agenda as an item to be discussed. 


Members of the public are welcome to attend our meetings and may speak during the Public Participation period of the meeting to give their views on a planning application.  You are also encouraged to provide your own comments on Breckland’s Planning pages.


If there is not a meeting within the 21 days, the Parish Council is usually able to extend the time limit.  Whilst the overall decision is the planning authority’s, the Parish Council’s local knowledge, combined with an understanding of the planning process, means that its views are more likely to be heard by the planning authority, so long as the Parish Council provides valid planning 'material considerations.'


The Parish Council’s comments can be found on Breckland Council’s planning pages.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the clerk at or write to Oakleigh House, Shipdham Lane, Scarning, NR19 2LB.

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