To exercise the
Council’s functions relating to town and country planning and
development control, the protection of important hedgerows, the
preservation of trees and the regulation of high hedges, set out in
the Local Authorities (Functions and Responsibilities)(England)
Regulations 2000. Some applications have been reserved to the
Strategic Planning Board: others are delegated on to the Director
of Planning and Sustainable Development: the following are retained
for the Planning Committees,
applications for Small Scale Major Development
- residential developments of
20-199 dwellings or between 1 and 4ha
- retail or
commercial/industrial or other floor space of between 5,000 and
9,999 square metres or 2-4ha.
This does not
include re-applications for extant schemes or detailed applications
where outline consent has been given or removal/variation of
application is to vary or remove a condition that was imposed by
the Planning Committee it will not be delegated.
will be a presumption that a call in request by a local ward member
will be agreed where applications are for the renewal (or extension
of time) of extant, unimplemented permissions.
To determine any other
planning & development control matters
(a) advertised as a departure from policy, which
the Director of Planning and Sustainable Development is minded to
(b) submitted by a councillor, senior Council
officer (Grade 12 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 where representations
objecting to the application have been received. Where objections
have been received, applications recommended for refusal can be
dealt with by officers under delegated powers.
(c) significant applications by the Council
either as applicant or land owner. This category will not normally
include minor developments which accord with planning policy and to
which no objection has been made.
(d) referred up to them by a councillor in
accordance with the Committees` call-in procedure.
i. Any request must be received within 15 working
days of the issue of the electronic notification of the
application, and set out the material planning consideration(s)
which warrant the application going before committee.
ii. Applications for householder development,
listed building consents to alter/extend and conservation area
consents will normally be dealt with under delegated
iii. Applications for advertisements, tree work,
prior approvals, Certificates of Lawfulness and notifications will
not be eligible for call–in and will be dealt with under
iv. There will be a presumption that a call in
request by a local ward member will be agreed where applications
are for the renewal (or extension of time) of extant, unimplemented
(e) any other matters referred up to them at the
discretion of the Director of Planning and Sustainable
will refer up to the Strategic Planning Board matters involving a
significant departure from policy which they are minded to approve
contrary to recommendation by the Director of Planning and