Development Management Committee deals with all of the
Council’s functions relating to planning and development
control. It makes decisions on planning applications,
including those which relate to listed buildings or buildings in
conservation areas, and can authorise enforcement action against
work which has been carried out without planning
permission. It also has duties and powers relating to the
preservation of trees and hedgerows and the protection of listed
Terms of reference
Functions relating to town and country planning and
Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and any related
determination of planning applications (subject to 2
enforcement of planning control; and
waste land notices, purchase notices,
The only planning matters that are dealt with by the
Applications on which two or more material planning
objections have been received in the stipulated time span, which
has not been resolved by negotiation or through the imposition of
conditions and which Officers wish to support.
Applications which any Councillor requests in
writing within 21 days of the circulation of the details of the
application on the Weekly List, with a valid planning reason for
bringing it to the Committee.
Major planning applications, which Officers, in
consultation with theChair, consider are
likely to be of significant public interest.
Applications submitted by or on behalf of the
Council for its own development.
Applications which are notified to Planning Services
as being submitted by or on behalf of a Councillor of the Authority
(or his or her spouse/partner), the MP for the district, the MEP
for the district or Officers at Service Head Level or above, as
considered necessary by any of the above Officers.
Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas Act
Determination of applications for Listed Buildings
and Conservation Area consent.
Enforcement of Listed Building and Conservation Area
To consider and determine the Council's comments
where appropriate on major development outside the district when
consulted by other Local Planning Authorities.
To hear and determine appeals against the making of
Tree Preservation Orders.
Meetings are open to members of
the public, except for when confidential information is being
Members of the public,
applicants and agents can address the Committee on individual
planning applications. For more information, please see Rule 19 of
Rules of Procedure from the Council’s