Frequently Asked Questions
How do I make a planning application?
You can make an application in three ways, on line by visiting the planning portal website, by down loading an Application Form or by requesting an application form by phone.
How much will my planning application cost?
You can either view our Planning Fees page on this site or contact the National Park Offices and speak to one of our staff for guidance.
When and where are the planning committees held?
The Snowdonia National Park Authority planning committee meets at the beginning of each month, at Plas Tan y Bwlch.
How can I track the progress of my application?
You can follow the progress of your application by logging into our on-line Track and Trace facility.
How do I comment on a planning application?
You can comment on an application either by contacting the National Park Offices or by using our on-line Track and Trace facility. Your views will be considered when we look at the application and could be read out at committee.
How can I speak at a committee meeting to object to an application?
Representations at committee should be based on sound planning considerations and you may have up to three minutes to speak. Applicants or their agents also have a right to respond to objector’s representations. Click here for more information.
How can I research a site’s planning history?
You can view past decisions by using our on-line Track and Trace system, or you can contact the National Park Offices where copies of all previous applications are held.
Can I have a copy of a decision notice?
You can view past decisions by using our on-line Track and Trace system, or you can contact the National Park Offices.
Do I need to make a Planning Application to display sign/advertisement?
There are regulations under the Town and Country Planning Act, which control advertisements. These include signs, A boards, banners, posters and placards. The regulations mean that local planning authorities can control adverts in the interests of amenity and public safety in their area. For more information contact the National Park Offices.
Can I get help with the design of my Application?
The National Park Authority has produced a series of design guides to help individuals in design matters etc.
What is the Structure of the National Park Planning Team?
The Chief Planning Officer is responsible for three Sections which make up planning service. They are Strategic Policy and Plans, Development Control and Compliance and Cultural Heritage.
What does Listed mean?
The National Assembly for Wales is required by law to compile lists of buildings of special architectural or historic interest. The lists are used to help planning authorities make decisions with the interests of the historic environment clearly identified. Compilation of the lists is undertaken by Cadw, in the Welsh Assembly Government.
How do I now if my house is Listed?
To find out wether or not a property is listed you can either visit SNP Listed Buildings page and search by Community, house name or grid ref. or you can contact the SNPA offices and speak to a member of staff.
What is a Conservation Area?
Conservation Areas are designated as a way of helping to preserve the special character of a place, a responsibility which is shared by the people who live there and the National Park Authority.
How do I find out if I live in a Conservation Area?
To find out wether or not a property is in a conservation area you can either visit SNP Conservation Areas, or you can contact the SNPA offices and speak to a member of staff.
What is Building Regulations?
Building Regulations apply to building work and set standards for the design and construction of buildings to ensure the safety and health for people in or about those buildings. They also include requirements to ensure that fuel and power is conserved and facilities are provided for people, including those with disabilities, to access and move around inside buildings.
How do I Report a Suspected Planning Violation?
Anybody wishing to ask the Authority to investigate work or activities that cause them concern may do so in writing by letter, fax, or e-mail or by completing the online form.