Planning Applications Committee

Next meetings

The next Planning Applications Committee meetings will take place on Wednesday 27 June 2018.

The agenda will be made available online approximately a week before the meeting:

A full agenda, containing officers reports, will also be made available online a few days before the meeting. Minutes and reports from previous meetings are also online, dating back as far as May 2004.

A meetings list is available on the Planning Applications committee information page in the Democratic section of the website

The role of Planning Applications Committee

The Planning Applications Committee is made up of 14 elected members. Its purpose is to make decisions on important applications. These decisions will take into account the officers' reports and recommendations as well the views of the applicant and of interested and affected parties. Planning applications that are considered by the Planning Applications Committee are normally those which are large, economically significant, contentious in nature, or where objections have been received by neighbours or from other affected bodies or organisations.

Please note that only a minority (around 15%) of all planning applications go to Committee. The remainder of applications are delegated to the Director of Economic Growth, to be decided in accordance with accepted policy and guidelines.

Attending meetings and submitting your comments

Meetings take place every 4 or 5 weeks, normally on a Wednesday afternoon. Members of the public may attend. The start time for Committee is normally 1:30pm.

You can obtain copies of the officers' report and recommendations beforehand. These are also available online.

Have your say on planning applications [pdf document]

The above document explains how the committee process works and provides guidance on how to make a statement or submit comments on an application. You can also submit comments in advance, irrespective of whether you attend.

Recent Committee Decisions

A summary of decisions taken at the last meeting is available to view or download here:

Please note that the above document does not normally become available until the day after the meeting. Please also note that Decision Notices are normally issued a few days after the decision is made and that the official decision date refers to the date of issue rather than the date of the Committee meeting.

Forthcoming Committee dates

Dates of future Planning Applications Committee meetings are as follows:

  • 27 June 2018
  • 25 July 2018
  • 22 August 2018
  • 19 September 2018
  • 17 October 2018
  • 14 November 2018
  • 12 December 2018
  • 9 January 2019
  • 6 February 2019
  • 6 March 2019
  • 3 April 2019
  • 24 April 2019

The start time for Committee will be 1:30pm, unless otherwise stated.

Further information

For more details on the legal and political aspects of the committee process, see the Planning Applications committee page in the Democratic section of the website

The protocol for Councillors and Officers dealing with planning matters can be read on the attached document [pdf document]