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
Requests to speak
You may wish to speak to the committee in
support of an application, against it, or to request changes or
wishing to speak must register with the Committee Services
Officer by noon on the working day before the
name, the application/agenda item they wish to speak on, and
whether they are objecting to or supporting the application.
You can register to
* For the avoidance of doubt
noon on the working day before
the meeting means 12 noon on Monday for a Tuesday
meeting; 12 noon on a Tuesday for a Wednesday meeting.
Written statements from the
statements that members of the public and councillors wish to be
considered must be sent to the planning officer by noon two working
days before the day of the meeting. The planning officer will
report these at 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. Any such material will not be
displayed or shown at the meeting.
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