This Committee is
responsible for deciding whether to approve or refuse planning
applications that are not delegated to officers, e.g. applications
on larger sites or for 10 or more dwellings. It also makes
decisions on planning applications that councillors have
specifically asked to be considered by the committee (‘called
decisions may be re-considered by the Planning Review Committee if
12 councillors ask for this to happen.
Number of Councillors: 11 (substitutes permitted)
Frequency: 12 scheduled meetings per year
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
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 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.
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