Committee details

Planning Committee

Purpose of committee

In light of the current situation with Covid-19, the council has been looking at arrangements for upcoming meetings. Following discussion between the Executive Director Resources, the AD Planning & Economy, and the Planning Committee Chairman, Councillor Dallyn, it has been agreed to postpone the 9 April Planning Committee to 23 April. The Planning Team has been in touch with all applicants and interested parties for each application that was due for consideration at the meeting, so they are aware of the postponement.


The Regulations to hold virtual meetings are still awaited but anticipated imminently.  Consideration is being given to the technological and logistical issues for running virtual meetings, including public access and participation as public speaking is permitted at Planning Committee public speaking. This is a priority and we are doing everything we can to address these issues to allow the resumption of our scheduled meetings albeit under quite different circumstances. This page will be updated as further information is available about Planning Committee in its new virtual format.


The Planning Committee deals with all regulatory matters relating to development control in respect of functions vested in the Council as Local Planning Authority, including the determination of all applications not delegated to Officers. It also exercises the Council’s powers relating to rights of way and the regulatory aspects of building control.


Members of the public can, in certain circumstances, speak at Planning Committee. Further information is available at Speaking at Planning Committee


Contact information

Support officer: Lesley Farrell, Democratic and Elections. Email:

Postal address:
The Forum
Moat Lane
NN12 6AD

Phone: 01295 221534