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 Committee include:
· 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 Functions Regulations.
· Rights of Way functions for which the Council is responsible in Schedule 1 of the Functions Regulations.
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 received.
(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 planning grounds.
(d) A 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 by:
i – A serving NEDDC Councillor.
ii – A current NEDDC officer who has any involvement in the determination or advising on planning matters.
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.
Support officer: Alan Maher. 01246 217391
Phone: 01246 217391