Committee is responsible for determining certain planning
applications, some tree preservation orders, and some changes to
footpath and bridleway orders.
applications are decided by the committee. The majority are decided
by officers under delegated powers.
Watching a meeting
You can watch a
meeting of the Planning Committee via
the council’s YouTube channel, a link for which is
provided on each agenda.
We hold all our
meetings in-person, streamed live via our YouTube channel, and
recorded in order that you can view it at a time to suit you,
rather than needing to attend the meeting. Recordings of past
meetings will only be kept on the council’s YouTube channel
for one year.
If you have not
registered to speak at the meeting, we would encourage you to view
the meeting via YouTube rather than attend in
Speaking at Planning Committee
You must have made a
written response to the original consultation on a planning
application in order to be eligible to
speak at a Planning Committee meeting. All those who responded to
the consultation will be sent a message 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 at their address PlanningBusinessEnquiries@southandvale.gov.uk.
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.
Speaking at a meeting remotely
If you have
registered to speak and would like to do so remotely, please inform
Democratic Services and you will be provided with an email
confirming the meeting details, a link to the meeting, and
instructions on how you can make your statement.
As we believe remote
attendance to be the most convenient form of attendance and
speaking at a Planning Committee meeting, primarily due to the
significant traffic in Abingdon and limited seating space available
in our meeting room, we encourage all speakers to attend in this
Speaking at a meeting in person
If you have
registered to speak and would like to do so in person, please
report to the reception at Abbey House, Abbey Close, Abingdon, OX14
3JE where one of our marshals will assist you.
At a meeting, the
committee, led by the Chair, follows the published agenda, unless
the Chair advises otherwise at the start of the meeting. 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