All controversial or sensitive planning applications are considered by the Planning and City Development Committee or one of the Planning Applications Sub-Committees which normally meet every Tuesday at 6.30 p.m. at City Hall. Senior officers have the power to make 'delegated' decisions on smaller / non-contentious applications.
- 2013 Planning Applications Committee
- 2012 Planning Applications Committee
- Planning Committee - Pre 2012
Planning Briefs and the Local Development Framework (LDF) documents are refered to a separate sub committee which meets when necessary
The Committees are made up of elected Ward Councillors who receive a written report in advance of the meeting and make a decision after a presentation and recommendation by Council officers. All comments received are carefully considered before a final decision is made.
The meetings are open to the public although the public cannot speak.The Committees may grant planning permission (usually with conditions) or refuse it. Occasionally a decision on an application may be deferred for further information, negotiation or a site visit.
All straightforward and non-controversial applications are determined by officers under delegated powers. It is not possible to identify these upon receipt, as the results of public consultation may make an apparently simple application one which should be considered by a sub-committee rather than officers.
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