1. About the Planning Committee
The Planning Committee considers significant or major planning applications which relate to the City. The majority of planning applications are determined by the Council’s planning officers under delegated powers.
The City Council wants to make sure the decision making process is an open one and allows people who have an interest in an application to express their view on significant or major applications. This opportunity is aimed primarily at individuals who have a direct interest in the application. Consequently, professional representation is strongly discouraged.
As part of the usual planning application process, all applications are publicised and people already have the right to send in written comments about an application.
These comments are summarised and reported to the Committee. The right to speak at the meeting is designed to complement the existing process, not replace it.