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Planning committee

Applications decided against officer recommendation

Approximately 6 per cent of applications were determined by Planning Committee in 2011/12. 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 2011 to 2012 a total of 1,265 planning applications were determined. 70 of these were decided by the Planning Committee and of these six officer recommendations were overturned (8.57%). These are listed below:

  • Demolition of public house and erection of student housing at Harwell Street (10/02006/FUL). Application for major development recommended for conditional approval, refused at Planning Committee.
  • Change of use to a hot food take-away at 28 St Maurice Road (10/01802/FUL). Application brought to committee via member referral recommended for conditional approval, refused at Planning Committee.
  • Erection of 12 detached dwellings at Cundy Close (11/00149/FUL). Application for major development recommended for refusal, approved at Planning Committee.
  • Erection of a block of 14 apartments with café/restaurant on ground floor at Pier Street (11/01145/FUL). Application for major development recommended for approval, refused at Planning Committee.
  • Variation of condition to allow parking of a 10 tonne commercial vehicle at 28 Ridge Road (11/01260/FUL). Application brought to committee via member referral recommended for conditional approval, refused at Planning Committee.
  • Continuation of use of property as a 10-bed house in multiple occupation at 64 Salisbury Road (11/01791/FUL). Application brought to committee via member referral recommended for conditional approval, refused at Planning Committee.

Value of Developments Approved by Committee

The total value of development granted planning permission through Planning Committee between 1 April 2011 and 31 March 2012 was £396.1 million.

This is a decrease of 29 per cent on the £559.5 million value of development granted through Planning Committee in the previous year. This is mainly due to a change in the Terms of Reference for Planning Committee. Applications that receive fewer than 6 letters of representation do not now go to Planning Committee.  This has meant that significantly fewer planning applications are being decided by Planning Committee.

The total value of development granted planning permission through Planning Committee since 2009 is £1.5 billion.

This page of the annual monitoring report was last updated September 2012.