The Planning Committee's central function is to deal with applications for planning permission and the conduct of planning appeals. It considers the larger more controversial applications.
Planning applications are varied and range from small proposals, for example, an extension to a private house, to large proposals, such as a new superstore or housing development
Changes of use, for example abuilding changing from a newsagent to a fish and chip shop, are also deemed to be developments requiring planning consent.
The committee also has an enforcement role in ensuring that planning conditions are complied with and that unacceptable development which has taken place without the necessary planning permission is removed or ceased, and is responsible for the protection and preservation of trees.
Register to Speak
Members of the public are welcome to attend the Committee and observe the meetings. If you wish to address the Committee on a matter included in the agenda, you are required to make a request in writing (An email is acceptable) to the Democratic Services Team or you can register on line by clicking on the register to speak link on the particular item you are interested in.
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