The Planning Committee has the
following powers and duties:
To exercise the functions of the council as local
planning authority under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and
other planning and subordinate legislation with the exception
the preparation, maintenance and updating of the
Local Development Framework; and
the consideration of any policy matter concerning
the planning of the Borough, including the development of major
sites but not the determination of any planning
be matters to be determined by the Cabinet.
To determine applications for certificates under
section 17 of the Land Compensation Act 1961.
To consider and, if appropriate, serve Article 4
Directions removing permitted development rights in accordance with
the Town and Country Planning General (Permitted Development) Order
To determine and enforce building
All other functions relating to town and country
planning and development control as set out in the Local
Authorities (Functions and Responsibilities) (England) Regulations
2000 (as amended) listed by Committee in the schedule to this
For further information about the Planning
Committee’s procedures, please read the
Planning Committee Guide.
Prior to 7 May 2009 minor planning
applications were dealt with by the Development Management
Committee. Major applications were
dealt with by the Strategic Planning
Prior to 19 October 2006 applications were
dealt with by the Development Control
Information on how to submit a
public question is available on the council website.