Step 4 – Site visit and assessment
Normally all sites are visited by the case officer in order to assess the merits of the proposals, taking into account planning policies, consultation responses and public representations. Where relevant, the planning officer will also gather any site specific information such as photographs. If any modifications are required, the case officer will negotiate changes with the applicant or their agent. The case officer will then prepare a brief report on the case and will summarise any representations received in making a recommendation.