The branch Planning Officer keeps an eye on local planning authority websites, and submits responses of support or objection on planning applications that may impact on the local waterways, when appropriate to do so within IWA’s aims and policies. A knowledge of planning issues is useful, but not essential, and the branch committee will offer advice as to what response should be submitted in specific situations. Planning applications can be monitored on council websites, and responses can also be submitted on line, so access to a computer and the internet would be ideal. The Planning Officer would also be responsible for responding to wider plans issued by local authorities, and again these responses can be based on comments from the whole committee and co-ordinated by the Planning Officer. The planning authorities in the North Staffordshire & South Cheshire Branch area include: Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, Stoke on Trent City Council, Congleton District Council, East Staffordshire District Council and Stafford Borough Council.
The North Staffordshire & South Cheshire Branch meet monthly, currently at a venue on the outskirts of Stoke on Trent. Meetings currently take place on the second Tuesday of each month, starting at 7.30pm.
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