Our customer advice notes explain everything you need to know about how the council makes decisions on planning applications.
In short, the majority of decisions are taken by senior officers with powers delegated to them from the full committee. This is usually for small scale proposals which have not generated a great deal of interest.
However, for large or controversial applications which have generated interest from third parties, the decision is taken by the full planning committees or strategic planning committee, at a public meeting. For more information download the customer advice note 5 below.
The council’s constitution sets out the scheme of delegation for council officers to make decisions, the criteria for when applications are required to be decided by the planning or strategic planning committees, codes of conduct and the protocols for public speaking amongst other information.
Information on forthcoming planning committees or strategic planning committee dates, and agendas and/or minutes for forthcoming or past meetings can be found on our council meeting dates, minutes, reports and agendas webpage.
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