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Planning Committee

The public are welcome to sit and watch the Planning Committee, however they must not speak or disrupt the meeting.

The members of the committee are presented with the applications on the agenda (which is published a week in advance). The members may discuss the application and will then make a decision with guidance from the Head of Planning. There is a Committee once a month and this will usually happen on a Thursday morning.

What Applications are Determined at Planning Committee?

Most applications are determined by the delegated officer, only certain applications are determined by planning committee in accordance with the scheme of delegation (PDF) [208KB] .

Committee Minutes and Agendas

All the Committee minutes, agendas and reports are published in our online document library.

You can view the agenda for a committee 1 week before the day of the committee.

Speaking at Committee

If you want to speak at Committee please read the guidance notes (PDF) [165KB] , available online or from the planning department, before attending.

One person can speak for 3 minutes in support, the other can speak for 3 minutes in objection and a parish / town council representative can also speak.  Full details of the procedure is given under the documents list on this web page.