The Planning Committee is
responsible overall for the granting and refusal of planning
applications, listed building consent and other regulatory
functions relating to planning of the Council.
The functions of the Planning
Planning and development control
functions including enforcement for which the Council is
responsible in Schedule 1 of the Functions Regulations.
Hedgerow and tree preservation
functions for which the Council is responsible in Schedule 1 of the
Rights of Way functions for which
the Council is responsible in Schedule 1 of the Functions
The following matters may only be
determined by the Planning Committee:
The determination of all submissions
made under The Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and The Town and
Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order (or any
associated or related legislation or regulations) for the consent
of the Local Planning Authority where:
(a) In the opinion of the Head of
Planning or the Planning Manager the application raises matters
which should be determined by the Planning Committee.
(b) The application is submitted
by or on behalf of the Council for its own development, except for
the approval of development to which no objections have been
(c) A Councillor has notified the
Head of Planning / the Planning Manager or the application case
officer in writing or by e-mail within 3 weeks of the publication
of the weekly list that the application should be determined by the
Planning Committee and the notification is supported by one or more
Councillor has notified the Head of Planning, the Planning Manager
- Development Management or the application case officer by email
before the application has been determined the planning reasons why
the application should be determined by Planning Committee, and the
Head of Planning or Planning Manager Development Management has
agreed with the Planning Committee Chair or Vice Chair that the
reasons justify Planning Committee determination.
(e) The application is submitted
i – A serving NEDDC
ii – A current NEDDC
officer who has any involvement in the determination or advising on
iii – An immediate family
member of i or ii when the proposal is
in accordance with the development plan and there has been no
objection from any consultee or member of the public (immediate
family means parent, sibling, spouse/partner and child).
(f) To consider any objections or
other representations made in opposition to the proposed making of
a Tree Preservation Order.
For further information on the
planning application process, visit the Planning
section on the Council’s website.