Issue - meetings

16th March 2017 Appeals List

Meeting: 16/03/2017 - Planning Committee (Item 343)

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The Committee considered the report of the Head of Planning and Development setting out details of appeal decisions received since the last meeting.


During the ensuing discussion, a Member sought clarification regarding the role of Planning Committee Members in the appeal process.  It was noted that specific reference was made to this in the Code of Conduct for Councillors and Officers Dealing with Planning Matters, which formed part of the Council’s Constitution.


It was suggested that, since the Chairman of the Democracy Committee had been asked to arrange for a review to be undertaken of the existing delegations to the Chief Executive and the Head of Planning and Development in relation to planning enforcement, the scope of the work be widened to include a review of other procedural matters in relation to the operation of the Planning Committee.


The Chairman of the Democracy Committee, who was present at the meeting, indicated that it would be helpful to receive recommendations from the Planning Committee on this subject.




1.  That the report be noted.


2.  That a report be included on the agenda for a future meeting of the Committee to enable Members to review the provisions of the Council’s Constitution relating to the Planning Committee and to consider whether to recommend any changes.