This committee re-considers planning applications
that have already been determined by either of the Council’s
area planning committees, when 12 councillors have requested the
original decision be reviewed.
This committee’s decision on planning
applications is final.
are scheduled monthly but will only take place if decisions taken
by West Area Planning or East Area Planning have been ‘called
Attending the meeting, speaking to the Committee, or making written
representations about an application on the agenda
More information about individual planning
representations, full plans, and supplementary information relating
to planning applications on committee agendas, please click here
and enter the relevant Planning Reference number in the
Exhibiting model and
displays at the meeting
Applicants or members of the public can
exhibit models or displays at the meeting as long as they notify
the Committee Services Officer of their intention at least 24 hours
before the start of the meeting so that members can be notified.
Arrangements for delivery, display, storage and collection of
models need to be made with the Town Hall directly.
should be heard in silence and without interruption. The Chair will
not permit disruptive behaviour. Members of the public are reminded
that if the meeting is not allowed to proceed in an orderly manner
then the Chair will withdraw the opportunity to address the
Committee. The Committee is a meeting held in public, not a public
You can record meetings using your own
equipment. We have a
protocol which we ask you to follow to minimise disruption to
What happens at the
The Committee only considers applications and
other items listed on the agenda.
The Chair opens the meeting, makes any
announcements, and may then ask the committee to decide any
non-controversial applications or those with no speakers without
debate. The Chair may take items in the order of the agenda or
The Chair then states the next application for
determination. Speakers may be called to the speakers’ table
at this point.
The planning officer will introduce the
application with a short presentation.
Those objecting to the application may speak
for up to five minutes in total.
Those supporting the application may speak for
up to five minutes in total.
You will have to share the time if there are
several speakers in your group.
Committee members ask questions. The planning
officer will answer these or may ask the Chair to put the question
to the speakers. Speakers cannot answer without the Chair’s
The Committee debates the application, with
advice from officers, and makes a decision.
After the decision those interested in that
application can leave the meeting or stay for later