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Frequently Asked Questions

If you cannot find the information you want in our service pages, you may be able to find it on this main FAQ page.
After looking at the statistics of how users browse our site we have now focused on the most used services as priority, many hundreds of information pages on our site that were accessed rarely or sometimes not at all have now been removed to de-clutter and make our site easier to use.

However we still accept that some information is desirable to help our users better understand aspects of how Carlisle City Council services work, so we provide FAQ lists on most our section landing pages.
All FAQs including any FAQ that does not fit in any of our our site sections are accessible here in the master FAQ page.

Master FAQ ( select a category or search for answers )

What issues can I cover in my three minutes?

Speaking at Committee gives you the opportunity to present directly to the Committee the points you have made in your written representations on a planning application. For the Committee to give proper consideration to your views you must still ensure your written representation covers all your points. You are not expected to make new points when addressing the Committee.

Decisions on planning applications are limited by law to specific issues known as ‘material considerations’. It is best that you keep to these issues since anything else must be ignored. The most important thing to keep in mind is that your comments must relate to the use of land and should be directed to policies contained within national or local planning documents.

Some of the most common issues include:

  • location and setting
  • traffic and impact on road networks
  • design and appearance
  • landscaping
  • possible effects of pollution on land
  • noise and disturbance
  • effect on listed buildings and conservation areas
  • hours of working.

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