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Who will make a decision on my planning application?

Most planning applications are determined by the Service Manager Planning and Building Control under his delegated powers.

Applications that cannot be dealt with under delegated powers are determined by the Planning Committee which is made up of locally elected Councillors. Committee reports set out the planning issues associated with the particular proposal and a recommendation based on a reasoned justification. This recommendation is usually to grant permission with conditions or to refuse permission. The conditions or reasons are set out clearly in the report. The Committee make the decision usually after a debate on the case and they do not have to agree with the officers recommendation.

Any request for a planning application to be heard by the Planning Committee should be made through your local councillor.

If you wish to speak at Committee you must follow the procedure that will be set out in the letters sent to all those
who have registered an interest in the application.

Updated: 2 Jan 2018
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