Committee details

Planning Committee

Purpose of committee

Public speaking at Planning Committee meetings


Public speaking in support or objection to planning applications is permitted at meetings of our Planning Committee. Information on how to register to speak at a meeting is included on the agenda available online.


There are three categories of speakers for each application: one objector, one supporter and the applicant or agent. Each will be given a maximum of three minutes in which to express their views.


After all the speakers have finished speaking for an item, the chairman will open the item to the committee for debate. At the end of the debate the committee will vote on the proposal.


Terms of Reference



Terms of Reference

Number of Councillors

Planning Committee


1     Deal with regulatory matters required by, and flowing from, Town and Country Planning legislation including matters relating to high hedges;

2     Develop and maintain communication and consultation with the public, local businesses and relevant organisations;

3     Determine the level of delegation to officers





Contact information

Support officer: Democratic Services, email: tel: 01372 732000