Hessett Parish Council is a statutory consultee for local planning applications.
This means that Mid Suffolk District Council (the Local Planning Authority) 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 Mid Suffolk District Council, not the Parish Council - any individual or organisation can object to or support applications.
Follow this link to the District Council's planning portal where you can view current, and past, planning applications. If you don't have details of the property in which you are interested, simply enter the keyword Hessett and select SEARCH to view results