This committee is responsible
for making decision on planning applications for the wards
mentioned below. It reaches decisions
on all planning applications that have not been delegated to
officers, and on applications that councillors have specifically
asked to be considered by the committee.
Wards for which the committee
Barton and Sandhills, Blackbird Leys, Churchill, Cowley, Cowley Marsh,
Headington, Headington Hill and Northway, Littlemore, Lye
Valley, Marston, Northfield Brook, Quarry and Risinghurst, Rose Hill and Iffley.
Meetings are open to the
public. You may attend and observe the meeting. If any part of the
meeting is held in confidential session, reasons will be given on
the agenda or at the meeting.
committee’s decisions on planning applications may be
re-considered by the Planning Review Committee if 12 councillors
support the action.
SPEAKING TO THE
PLANNING COMMITTEES OR MAKING WRITTEN REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT AN
APPLICATION ON THE AGENDA
You may wish to speak to the committee in
support of an application, against it, or to request changes or
Those wishing to speak must notify the Chair
or the Committee Services Officer before the beginning of the
meeting, giving their name, the application/agenda item they wish
to speak on, and whether they are objecting to or supporting the
application. Notifications can be made
by e-mail or telephone to the Committee Services Officer (details
are on the front of the committee agenda) or given to the officer
in person at the meeting. All notifications must be given before
the meeting starts.
You can leave the meeting before your item
starts, but the Chair will not wait for you if you are not there
when you are called. You do not have to stay after you have
Contact us by
emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or using the contact
details below or on the committee agenda if you want more
information or to register to speak.
from the public
Members of the public and councillors can send
the Committee Services Officer written statements to circulate to
committee members and the planning officer prior to the meeting.
Statements are accepted and circulated by
noon, two working days before the start of the meeting.
Material received at the meeting will not be
accepted or circulated, as Councillors are unable to give proper
consideration to the new information and officers may not be able
to check for accuracy or provide considered advice on any material
consideration arising. We cannot
display photos or powerpoints.
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.
Members of the public and press can record the
proceedings of any public meeting of the Council. If you do wish to record the meeting, please
notify the Committee Services Officer before the start of the
meeting so that they can inform the Chair and direct you to the
best plan to record. You are not
allowed to disturb the meeting and the Chair will stop the meeting
if they feel a recording is disruptive.
The Council asks those recording the
• Not to edit the recording in a way that
could lead to misinterpretation of the proceedings. This includes not editing an image or views
expressed in a way that may ridicule, or show a lack of respect
towards those being recorded.
• To avoid recording members of the
public present unless they are addressing the meeting.
For more information on recording at meetings
please refer to the Council’s
Protocol for recording public meetings or
Public notice about recording
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
The item ‘future applications’ is
a list of those applications which are scheduled to come to a later
meeting. None of those listed under this item will be