The Planning Committee is
responsible overall for the granting and refusal of planning
applications, Listed Building Consent
and the regulatory functions of the Council.
Committee reports are available
for public inspection five working days before each committee
meeting and we aim to publish the
committee minutes within five working days after each
Planning Committee meetings
Members of the public are
allowed to speak at the beginning of Planning Committee meetings
subject to certain conditions.
When an application is being
reported to Planning Committee you, or a nominee, can speak at the
meeting if you have written to the Council objecting to or
supporting the application.
You must make your request
to speak in writing or by e-mail received by Planning Services
before 12 noon two working days before the meeting.
There is a limit on the
number of objectors or supporters (including the applicant) who can
speak at Planning Committee and this is
normally restricted to two from each side. If you are one of
a number of people who have requested
the opportunity to speak at committee you will be informed of the
names and addresses of the others so that you can, between
yourselves, decide on a spokesperson.
A decision on an application
will not be held up if any person who had given notice to speak is
unable to attend the meeting or is not present when the application
is dealt with. For further information download our advice note -
Public speaking on planning applications
For details of Planning
Committee meetings and further information on the planning
application process visit the planning
portal on our website.
More information on the terms
of reference and responsibilities of the Planning Committee can be
Part 3 of the Constitution.