The Parish Council is a statutory consultee for local planning applications.
This means that West Suffolk Council sends details of planning applications made within the parish to the Parish Council and invites the Council to submit its comments, objecting or supporting the applications. Some types of planning application (mainly agricultural) do not require the Parish Council to be consulted.
Ultimately, planning permissions are granted or refused by West Suffolk Council, not the Parish Council - any individual or organisation can object to or support applications.
Follow this link (opens new window) to the District Council's planning portal where you can view current, and past, planning applications. If you do not have details of the property in which you are interested, simply enter the village in which you are interested, in the keyword field and select SEARCH to view results.