The local authority responsible for planning matters in its area. Essex County Council and Maldon District Council are both Local Planning Authorities.
East Lindsey District Council is responsible for considering planning applications for development and other department control powers. (Lincolnshire County Council is the responsible authority in respect of strategic matters mainly relating to highways, minerals and waste disposal.)
the local authority or council that is empowered by law to exercise planning functions. This is normally the local borough or district council, but in National Parks and some other areas there is a different arrangement.
The Local Planning Authority is the authority with the responsibility for considering planning applications and monitoring related development. With the exception of 'County Matters' (which extend to minerals and waste applications and are dealt with by the County Council), the LPA will be the relevant District or Borough Council.
The local authority or council that is empowered by law to exercise planning functions. Often the local borough or district council. National parks and the Broads authority are also considered to be local planning authorities. County councils are the authority for waste and minerals matters.
This is the local council, for instance, Brent Borough Council. The LPA grants planning permission and Listed Building Consent. If any proposals are made by your church to change the exterior of the building then it is essential to contact the LPA as soon as possible to see if any permissions are needed.
A Local Planning Authority is the local authority or council that is empowered by law to exercise planning functions for a particular area of the United Kingdom.