Planning committee meetings

To view agendas and the times for forthcoming Planning Committee meetings please see our Planning Committee page.

Council committee meetings are now online

We are now conducting council committee meetings online via video conferencing.

Councillors will use Microsoft Teams to take part in meetings and you can watch the proceedings online using a link we will publish on the meeting agenda pages of our website five days prior to the meeting.

You can find the meeting agendas page by clicking on the meeting name in our Calendar of Meetings.

We will also publish the link to each meeting via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

View a meeting

If you wish to view a meeting, please visit the agenda page and click on the video link – this will be made available five days prior to the meeting.

Taking part in a meeting

While we are getting used to holding meetings in this new way, if you wish to take part in a meeting you will need to submit a statement or question by email in advance – it will then be sent to councillors before the meeting.

In order for your contribution to be included you must email it to by 12 noon two working days before the meeting – you will then receive an email confirming the meeting details and a link to the video so you can watch the live proceedings.

Once we are confident that these new online meetings can be carried out effectively and within the guidelines, we will look to introduce online public participation by video.

What applications does the committee consider?

The committee considers a range of planning applications depending upon the scale, degree of complexity and level of community interest.  If there are several applications for one site, the committee may consider these together, but vote on each recommendation.

The Head of Planning makes decisions on approximately 90 per cent of applications under delegated powers.   The planning committee considers most applications for large developments, which are applications for 200 or more houses or where the site is 2 hectares or more in size.   Smaller applications can be considered by the committee if the chairman agrees to the local district councillor request to call in an application. 

Last reviewed: 22 - 05 - 2020

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