The Planning Committee is
responsible for determining certain planning applications, some
tree preservation orders, and some changes to footpath and
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
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
Attending a meeting
If you have
registered to speak you will be provided with a link to join the
meeting to allow you to address the committee.
The public can
observe most business at public meetings. You can watch a meeting that is open to the public
via the council’s YouTube channel, a for which s provided on
At a meeting,
the committee, led by the Chair, follows the published agenda,
unless the Chair advises otherwise at the start of the
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 business.