The Cleveland ward councillors have alerted us to a change in the way planning applications will be publicised. Starting in June there will be no more letters sent to nearby residents. Instead, we’ll need to rely on site notices displayed near the property in question, or trawl through the public notices section at the back of the Gazette (the bit just before “adult services”). Details of all planning applications are also held on the Council web site, but of course that’s not the same as a notification. So from now on it’s a matter of keeping your eyes peeled for those notices on trees and lamp posts.