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Planning applications sub committee

The Planning Applications Sub Committee is a sub-committee of the Development Management Committee.

Composition – Seven elected members.

The delegated function of the committee is to make decisions with respect to planning matters (including the granting of planning permissions and decisions with respect to enforcement of planning matters), and tree preservation orders; in the following circumstances:

  1. Any application for development where a notice in writing on the prescribed form has been given to the Strategic Director of Economic, Regeneration, Growth and Environment Services by a ward councillor for the relevant ward within which the application site is located, requiring the committee to decide the application and identifying, to the satisfaction of the Strategic Director of Economic, Regeneration, Growth and Environment Services, relevant reasons for the referral and relevant Development Plan policies.
  2. Any application for development where a notice in writing on the prescribed form has been given to the Strategic Director of Economic, Regeneration, Growth and Environment Services by a town or parish council which has expressed a view contrary to the officer recommendation and identifying, to the satisfaction of the Strategic Director of Economic, Regeneration, Growth and Environment Services, a relevant reason for referral and making reference to relevant Development Plan policies.
  3. Any application for development which in the opinion of the Strategic Director of Economic, Regeneration, Growth and Environment Services is contrary to the provisions of the Development Plan and is recommended for approval.
  4. Any application for development in which the council has a significant interest in the proposal or the application relates to council-owned land.
  5. Any application for development which as a consequence of the scale of objection or for any other reason the Director of Economic, Regeneration, Growth and Environment deems it to be appropriate or expedient for the matter to be referred to the committee.
  6. Confirmation of a Tree Preservation Order where objection to the proposed order has been received and not been withdrawn.
  7. Determination of an enforcement matter where the Director of  Economic, Regeneration, Growth and Environment considers it appropriate, particularly where there may be significant costs implications for the council or where the action may have a significant personal or financial implication for those involved

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