Planning Applications information

Planning Applications information

Planning applications and how they are handled

Nether and Upper Poppleton Parish Councils do not actually decide on Planning Applications but discuss all application at monthly meetings and give recommendations to the City of York Council (CYC). You can see the details of applications we have discussed and will discuss in the minutes and agendas on the Nether (third) and Upper (fourth) tabs. The best way to find  more details of a planning application is to put details (either the planning reference number or just the street name) into the search bar on the CYC website:

You can find out a lot more by following the link below:

Planning decisions are either made by CYC officers under their devolved powers or by a committee of Councillors, with the latter making their decisions based on officer advice at a public meeting.  Smaller applications will be decided by officers but larger applications, or those of specific interest, can go to committee if they are ‘called in’ by the Ward Councillors.  The size of the application also affects how long the decision process will take. Often the Parish Council will play a key part in the Ward Councillor calling an application in.  CYC has two Planning Committees, the main Planning Committee and the Area Planning Committee with the link to this last one ( where most Poppleton decisions would go) below:

Note that the link doesn’t always work but if you copy and paste it, you should connect with the CYC website


Whether a decision is made by officers or Councillors at a committee your Nether and Upper Poppleton Parish Councillors will make their views known to them whether a simple support of ‘no objection’ to a detailed series of comments on concerns like traffic, the size of buildings or the impact on the Green Belt.  We are therefore keen to hear your views whether at our monthly Planning Meetings or by emails to the Clerk at