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 three
minutes to address the committee. If several people register in a
category, they have to share the time.
Attending a meeting
have registered to speak you will be provided with a link to join
the meeting to allow you to address the committee.
Watching a meeting
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
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