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Planning Committee and Meetings

Determining planning applications

How does the planning committee process work?

Decisions on the majority of planning applications are made by officers under "delegated powers".  The more major, complex and controversial applications are generally decided by the Planning Committee. View details about the Planning Committee:

Committee Details

The Planning Committee meets every four weeks and has 15 members. It decides planning applications in accordance with agreed policies and enforces planning decisions when these are not complied with.

You will normally be able to view a copy of the report to Committee one week before the meeting.  The minutes are then normally available one week after the meeting.

Read the  pdf Guide to the planning committee process (446 KB)  document, for further information on the process.

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We will try and ensure that all comments received relating to a planning application are reported, where relevant, to the Council's Planning Committee. However, any submissions received after 12 noon on the day before Planning Committee will not be included on the Planning Committee update sheet. Also, it may not be possible to report to the Planning Committee comments, letters or emails received on the day of the committee meeting. We strongly recommend you do not submit comments or documents close to the start of Planning Committee meetings.

Public Speaking

If you want to speak at a Planning Committee meeting please register in the normal way by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We will then advise you about how we can make sure your views are recorded and represented to the committee.

Letters of support or objection will also continue to be taken into account.

You can still only speak on items which are due to be determined by the Planning Committee.

Advice to Public Speakers at Planning Committee re. visual aids/additional material

Visual aids such as photographs or plans, or written material cannot be handed out, circulated or displayed at any Planning Committee meeting.

Guide for Participants Public Speaking at Planning Committee

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