Committee details

Planning Committee

Purpose of committee

Public health emergency


In accordance with regulations in response to the current public health emergency the County Council will, until further notice, hold virtual committee meetings.  Members will attend and participate remotely via conference calls and there will be press and public access via webcasting.


The agendas for these meetings will be published on the website and the meetings will be available to watch online via our webcasting website.


Please contact Democratic Services if any further information is required.


Planning Committee


This Committee deals with matters which need to be determined by the County Council as the planning authority.  These include waste and minerals planning.


It also determines applications which the County Council is allowed to make for the development on its own land, and advises the Cabinet on Minerals and Waste local plans.


The Members’ Guide to the Planning System and Planning Law provides the context in which members may take decisions at Planning Committee. It also provides guidance on the planning system as it impacts on the County Council in general, from the policy context to the effects of a refusal on third parties and the applicant.


     Planning Law guide (PDF, 342KB)


Speaking at the Planning Committee


To find out about speaking at the Planning Committee, in support of or against a planning application, read our guide about public participation which is available in the document library.


Watch meetings online


You can watch meetings live online via our webcasting website. Our webcasts are also available to view in the webcast library for six years after the meeting (six months prior to May 2020).


Watch meetings online


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Contact information

Support officer: Tracey Guinea on 033 022 28679. Email: