The UK Goverment, amongst other things is responble for the National Planning Policy Framework , which all planning application must comply with
Surrey County Council
Surrey County Council (SCC) is responsible for schools, social care, recycling, libraries, transport, and birth, death and ceremonies, trading standards
Guildford Borough Council
Effingham Parish Council
Effingham Parish Counci (EPC) is responsible for open space, allotments, play areas, footpaths, public benches, bus shelters and car parks.
The Parish Council are also responsible for reviewing planning applications, which must comply with the adopted Effingham Neighbourhood Plan 2016 – 2030
A list of the Parish Council Councillors, along with their contact details is availble here