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