Committee details

Planning Committee

Purpose of committee

The Planning Committee is responsible for determining certain planning applications, some tree preservation orders, and some changes to footpath and bridleway orders.


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 public.


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 here.


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.


Agendas and minutes of past meetings and dates of future meetings can be found here.




Information on all of the council's committees and procedures is contained in the council’s Constitution.


Contact information

Support officer: Paul Bateman. Email:

Phone: 07895 213740