The Planning Committee is
responsible overall for the granting and refusal of planning
applications, Listed Building Consent and the regulatory functions
of the Council.
Due to the current Government
restrictions in place to address the Covid-19 pandemic, the
Planning Committee is meeting remotely with members attending the
meeting by virtual means. The Committee meets every three weeks and
meetings are live streamed on the Council’s website;
click here for more information on viewing virtual
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.
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 12:00 hours, two working days before the
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
click here for information on public speaking at virtual meetings
of the Planning Committee.
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.