Committee details

Planning Committee

Purpose of committee

Purpose of the Planning Committee


Most planning applications received by the council are decided by a planning officer. However, some applications are decided at the monthly planning committee meetings which normally take place the first Tuesday of each month. These are usually high-profile planning applications which have created a lot of public interest.


The committee comprises 13 elected Members of the council.


The planning officers prepare a detailed report for each application to be considered by the committee and these reports are contained in the committee agenda published on the Monday of the week before the meeting. All reports are available on the link above on browse meetings and agendas for this committee. 


Updates to the agenda papers are published prior to the meeting and there may be a final update for members to read on the day of the meeting.


Members of the public can attend Planning Committees and arrangements for public speaking are set out below. Occasionally, there may be an "exempt" item which needs to be decided in closed session and the Chairman will announce this at the start of the meeting. 


Further information on what happens at Planning Committee is available here.


Public Speaking at the Planning Committee


We encourage public involvement in the planning process and members of the public have the opportunity to put their views on a planning proposal direct to the planning committee. Further information on arrangements for speaking at Planning Committee is available here: Planning Committee Public Speaking Leaflet.


If you wish to register to speak please contact us on: 01452 3967775 or 01452 396746 any time after the publication of the agenda but by no later than 5.00pm on the day before the Planning Committee meeting.


Contact information

Support officer: Democratic and Electoral Services.

Postal address:
PO Box 3252

Phone: 01452 396158



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