Comprising 15 Councillors out of 48, the
Planning Committee determines planning applications and related
matters which have not been dealt with by Officers under delegated
authority. The Planning Committee meets every four weeks.
Covid-19 Pandemic Update
Owing to the recent Covid-19
pandemic and government guidance issued to stay at home, it will
not be possible to hold the Planning Committee meeting scheduled on
20 May 2020 in person. The Council has
therefore made arrangements under the Coronavirus Act 2020 to hold
the meeting virtually via Microsoft Teams, which will be streamed
live via audio (telephone link) and recorded and will be available
for repeated viewing online afterwards.
The recording of the meeting will be posted on the Councils
webcasting site the day after the meeting.
The Committee will only be
considering householder, minor and other planning applications at
its first virtual meeting on 20 May 2020.
virtual meetings will aim to deal with some of the
‘major’ planning applications (which are those
involving 10 dwellings or more or 1,000 sq metres or more) but only
in cases where such applications:
Have attracted fewer than 20 letters contrary to
officer recommendation and have been referred to the committee by a
ward councillor for valid planning reasons following the seven-day
Have been submitted by the Council and therefore
need to be considered by the Planning Committee for reasons of
openness and transparency. These applications would still need to
have attracted fewer than 20 letters contrary to officer
should in the opinion of officers be considered by
the Planning Committee rather than by delegated powers.
A guide to Planning Committee Meetings can be