Committee details

Northern Planning Committee

Purpose of committee

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 includes

-          residential developments of 20-199 dwellings or between 1ha – 4ha

-          retail or commercial/industrial or other floorspace of between 5,000 -9,999 square metres. or between  2ha – 4ha.


2. To determine any other planning & development control matters


·         advertised as a departure from policy, which the Head of Planning & Policy is minded to approve.

·         submitted 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 in those cases where there have been objections.

·         involving 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.

·         referred up to them  by a councillor in accordance with the Committees` call-in procedure.

·         referred up to them at the discretion of the Head of Planning & Policy.


The Committees will refer up to the Strategic Planning Board matters involving a significant departure from policy which they are minded to approve.


Contact information

Support officer: Gaynor Hawthornthwaite. Democratic Services Officer

Postal address:
Cheshire East Council
CW11 1HZ

Phone: 01270 686467

Fax: 01270 529891