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Planning committee

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Committee details

Purpose of Planning Committee

To exercise the development control and regulatory powers and duties of the Council under the Town and Country Planning Acts (and any Regulations or Orders thereunder) and Schedule 1 to the Functions Regulations.

Planning Committee Meetings

Meetings of the Planning Committee are held monthly, approximately every four weeks, and take place at the Town Hall, Lancaster Road.

The next Planning Committee meeting will be held on Thursday 05 January 2023 at 2pm in Room A, Ground Floor of the Town Hall

You can view the agenda and report pack for this meeting.  This will not show until the week before the meeting.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and watch the Planning Committee meeting.  Should you wish to attend the meeting, please report to the registration desk on your arrival, which is located outside of Room A.

Please note: the meeting room has a maximum capacity of 40 members of the public.

Who can speak at Planning Committee?

Any person directly affected by Planning proposals including applicants, objectors or supporters (or their representatives) may request to speak at Planning Committee.

To register to speak at Planning Committee please see the planning application search and enter the application number you wish to speak about and complete the online form. The completed form must be submitted before 12pm noon on the Monday prior to the meeting.

Ward Councillors whose wards are directly affected by proposals may also request to speak.

Each request will be considered by the Chair prior to the meeting, taking into account whether the proposals directly affect the speakers (or whom they represent) and the number requesting to speak.

For more information about Planning Committee please contact Zuber Bapu on 01772 906309.

Membership of the Planning Committee

Planning Committee Substitutes

Contact information

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