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Planning committee

Applications decided against officer recommendation

Approximately 3 per cent of applications were determined by Planning Committee in 2014/15. The Committee is made up of 12 Councillors who are responsible for decision making. The remaining applications are determined by the Assistant Director for Planning under a process known as delegated powers.

Applications are determined at committee for various reasons, these are listed in the Planning Committee Terms of Reference document on the Council’s constitution page and include referral by ward members.

In 2014 to 2015 a total of 1,644 planning applications were determined, 48 of these were decided by the Planning Committee and of these eight officer recommendations were overturned (17 per cent).

Out of the eight that were overturned five went to appeal, and in four of those cases the Inspector agreed with the original case officer recommendation.

This page of the monitoring report was last updated January 2016.