Committee details

Planning Committee

Purpose of 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.


     Planning Committee: Public Participation (PDF, 49KB)


Watch meetings online


Some meetings are available to watch online.  You can view live or recent meetings via our webcasts. These are audio andvideo transmissions which enable you to watch meetings live from the comfort of your own home over the internet.


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Contact information

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