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Planning Committee

This page lists the meetings for Planning Committee.


Information about Planning Committee

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 meeting.


Speaking at 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 found at Part 3 of the Constitution.