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Licensing and Planning Policy Committee

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Questions from the Public


Members of the public who live, work, attend an educational establishment or own or lease land in the Borough may submit a written question to, or ask a question verbally at meetings of the Licensing and Planning Policy Committee on matters within the committee’s Terms of Reference.


Written questions must be submitted to the Council’s Chief Legal Officer. The written question must arrive by noon on the tenth working day before the day of the meeting. For example, for a meeting on a Tuesday, the request must therefore arrive by noon on the Tuesday two weeks before the meeting.


Terms of Reference



Terms of Reference

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Licensing & Planning Policy Committee


1     To consider and approve Local Plan documents for public consultation (including Development Plan Documents up to Preferred Options stage and Supplementary Planning Documents up to Consultation stage);

2     To consider and recommend for approval to Council, submission versions of Development Plan Documents;

3     To consider and approve final versions of Supplementary Planning Documents, and any subsequent changes to the Development Plan not constituting a new or substantially revised Development Plan Document;

4     To consider and approve other informal policy guidance for adoption;

5     To consider and approve the Council’s Local Development Scheme and Annual Monitoring Report;

6     To consider and approve (i) draft Conservation Area Appraisals and Management Plans for public consultation and (ii) the final version of Conservation Area Appraisals and Management Plans;

7     To consider and approve matters related to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) leading up to the examination in public and the adoption of the CIL charging schedule;

8     To consider and comment upon other authorities’ or stakeholders’ planning policy documents;

9     To respond to government consultations on draft planning legislation and proposed planning policies;

10   Land use policy statements and briefs for specific areas

11   To consider any other planning policy matters not included in any of the above as deemed necessary by the Head of Planning

12   Hackney Carriage and Private Hires policies and procedures

13   To consider and determine (or delegate to a Licensing Sub-Committee)


·           opposed and/or contentious applications made under the Licensing Act 2003 and/or applications for review under the said Act;


·           Opposed and/or contentious applications made under the Gambling Act 2005 and/or applications for review under the said Act;


·           Opposed and/or contentious applications for the granting, renewal, transfer or revocation of sex establishment licences; private hire and public hire licences;

14   To approve a licensing policy statement and gambling policy statement for recommendation to the Council and to keep this under review in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003 and the Gambling Act 2005 respectively;

15   To ensure members of the Licensing Panel receive the necessary training to undertake the administration of applications before them.

16   Safeguarding the historic environment.

17   No decisions which result in amendments to the agreed budget or additional spend may be made by the Committee unless and until the it has been approved by Strategy & Resources Committee