The Planning Committee
has 12 members plus 7 substitutes and is one of the Council’s
Regulatory Committees, which are bodies which have decision-making
powers. Membership of the Planning
Committee is decided at Annual Council.
Planning applications may be decided
by officers or the Planning Committee, which meets every four
weeks. The meetings of the Planning Committee are open to the
public. Planning policy issues, such as the Local Plan, are the
responsibility of the Cabinet and Council.