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 three minutes to address the committee. If several people register in a category, they have to share the time.
Watching a meeting
You can watch a meeting via the council’s YouTube channel, a link for which is provided on each agenda. The council has recently made a series of changes to its procedures in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are now holding planning committees in-person to comply with the government requirements, but this meeting will also be screened 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. If you have not registered to speak at the meeting, we would encourage you to view the meeting via YouTube rather than attend in person.
Attending a meeting
If you have registered to speak you will be provided with an email confirming the meeting details and instructions on how you can make your statement. You can make your statement by:
· joining the meeting remotely via a link we will provide you with
· submit your statement in writing in advance of the meeting, or
· attend the meeting in person
If you wish to attend in person please report to the entrance at 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park when you arrive where one of our marshals will assist you. You will need to do the following:
· You will be required to wear a face mask in order to enter the building
· You will also need to bring a portable device such as a laptop or tablet to listen to and watch the meeting
· You will need to bring a headset/headphones. This is because our meetings are being streamed through Microsoft Teams. You will need to join the Microsoft Teams meeting when this item is being considered by the committee.
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 the business.
Support officer: Paul Bateman.
Phone: 01235 422523
Web site: www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk