This Committee re-considers planning applications
that have already been determined by the Oxford City Planning
Committee, when 12 councillors have requested the original decision
be reviewed and given planning reasons for this request. This
Committee’s decision on called in planning applications is
Number of Councillors 9 (substitutes must not have taken part in
the original debate on the application)
Frequency: Meetings are scheduled monthly but will only take place
if decisions taken by the Oxford City Planning Committee have been
Attending the meeting, speaking to the Committee, or
making written representations about an application on the
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 search
Exhibiting model and
displays at the meeting
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
All representations 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 meeting.
You can record
meetings using your own equipment. We have a
protocol which we ask you to follow to
minimise disruption to the meeting.
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 re-order these.
The Chair then states the next application for determination.
Speakers may be called to the speakers’ table at this
The planning officer will introduce the application with a short
Those objecting to the application may speak for up to five minutes
Those supporting the application may speak for up to five minutes
You will have to share the time if there are several speakers in
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 permission.
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 items.