The Planning Committee is
responsible for determining certain planning applications, some
tree preservation orders, and some changes to footpath and
Few planning applications are
decided by the committee. The majority are decided by officers
under delegated powers.
Speaking at Planning Committee
You must have made a written
response to the original consultation on a planning application.
All those who responded to the consultation will be sent a letter
with more information about this before the meeting. If you did not
respond to a consultation about a planning application on the
agenda, you will not be able to speak to the committee.
If you want to speak, you must
register with planning services by noon on the last working day
before the meeting. Each category of speaker (parish council,
objectors, supporters) is allowed a maximum of five minutes to
address the committee. If several people register in a category,
they have to share the time.
Attending a meeting
The public can observe most
business at public meetings. You can
come to the council offices to watch a meeting that is open to the
At a meeting, the committee,
led by the Chairman, follows the published agenda, unless the
Chairman advises otherwise at the start of the meeting.
More information about what
happens at a meeting can be found
On occasion, the committee may
consider items on the agenda without the public
present. The agenda for the meeting
will indicate if and when the public cannot observe the
Agendas and minutes of past
meetings and dates of future meetings can be found
Information on all of the
council's committees and procedures is contained in the