1. To exercise the Council’s functions
relating to town & country planning & devlopment control,
the protection of important hedgerows, the preservation of trees
and the regulation of high hedges, set out in the Local Authorities
(Functions & Responsibilities)(England) Regulations 2000. Some
applications have been reserved to the Strategic Planning Board:
others are delegated on to the Head of Policy & Planning: the
following are retained for the Planning Committees,
- applications for Small Scale Major Development,
defined from time to time by DCLG. Currently this
residential developments of 10-199 dwellings or
between 0.5 and 4ha
or commercial/industrial or other floorspace of between 1,000 -9,999 square metres.
1ha – 2 ha.
2. To determine any other planning & development control
as a departure from policy, which the Head of
Planning & Policy is minded to approve.
by a councillor, senior Council officer (tier 2 or
above) or a member of staff employed within the Development
Management and Policy service area; or by an immediate family
member or partner of these.
the Council either as applicant or land owner.
Unless the Head of Planning & Policy identifies some
significant factor, this category will not normally include minor
developments which accord with planning policy and to which no
objection has been made.
up to them by a
councillor in accordance with the Committees` call-in
up to them at the discretion of the Head of Planning
The Committees will refer up to
the Strategic Planning Board matters involving a significant
departure from policy which they are minded to approve