The functions of the Planning Committee include:
The following matters may only be determined by the Planning Committee:
(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