Committee details

Planning and Rights of Way Committee

Purpose of committee

Public health measures


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


Please note that due to the continuing public health measures, public attendance at meetings of the committee is limited and those wishing to attend need to book in advance.


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Planning and Rights of Way 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 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.


It also deals with decisions in relation to public rights of way and the registration of common land.


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.


‘A Guide to the Law for the Rights of Way Committee’ provides a guide to members of the County Council on the law relating to rights of way and the County Council’s rights of way powers and duties.


·        Planning Law Guide (PDF, 402KB)

·        Rights of Way Law Guide (PDF, 2.8MB)


Speaking at the Planning and Rights of Way Committee


To find out about speaking at the Planning and Rights of Way 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).


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Note: This Committee was established in November 2020 following the  merger of the former Planning Committee and the Rights of Way Committee.


Contact information

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