What is the Circulation phase in the Planning process?

Planning or development approval assesses land or property's proposed use, activity, or development. The planning approval process is comprehensive because the planning approval usually may concern the impacts of the proposed land use, on-site activities, or development upon the surrounding land uses and neighboring properties. The planning approval process aims to ensure that the whole is in harmony with surrounding uses. Cloudpermit allows authorities to circulate approval applications to other organizations during the pre-consultation and approval processes.

The Circulation step comes after the Applicant has submitted the pre-consultation request or the planning approval application to the local government authority in Cloudpermit. 

The local government authority evaluates each pre-consultation request separately. If the nature of the request requires circulation within other organizations, the authorities will start the circulation process. After receiving comments from the responsible organization, the pre-consultation will continue.

Some planning applications will automatically go into circulation after the authority has deemed the application complete.

If the nature of the planning approval application requires consultation from the other stakeholders, the Authority will start a circulation process in Cloudpermit.

The local government authority has configured the required circulation instances into Cloudpermit. Usually, they include fire, gas, and electricity departments or conservation authorities. These instances must consider the planning change's impacts on the municipality's infrastructure before the local government authority may continue with the approval process.

The Authority creates a circulation request to the respective department or, if needed, many departments using the same circulation request form in Cloudpermit.

The responsible authority of each department receives an email notification regarding the pending circulation request.

After the circulation, the responsible department provides circulation comments on the pre-consultation request and approval. They are visible in the Circulation section of the request/approval. 

After the Circulation round, the Authority will complete the pre-consultation request and begin a draft approval application if the application does not include any objections. 

The approval application will go to the In Review step after completing the circulation step. 

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