Committee details

Planning Committee

Purpose of committee

Comprising 15 Councillors, the Planning Committee determines planning applications and related matters which have not been dealt with by Officers under delegated authority. The Planning Committee meets every four weeks.


All meetings of the Planning Committee are held in the Council Chamber at Millmead House.


However, due to the ongoing impact of the Covid pandemic, whilst all voting members of the Committee and key officers must attend all meetings in person, ward councillors who are not members of the Committee, together with public speakers may, if they wish, attend Planning Committee meetings remotely via Microsoft Teams.  Please also note that, due to the pandemic, we have significantly reduced seating capacity in the public gallery.  However, we do webcast all of our meetings and these can be viewed by clicking on the following link:


If you do wish to physically attend the meeting, please think about the following:


You may wish to have a Covid-19 test prior to attending the meeting.  Follow the link below:

 Find where to get rapid lateral flow tests - NHS ( 


You may also obtain a test through the post but the lead time is longer for the result. 


If you should receive a positive result you will not be permitted to attend the meeting and you should isolate as required under public health guidance. 


If you have Covid symptoms you should not attend the meeting.


When to self-isolate and what to do - Coronavirus (COVID-19) - NHS ( 


If your test is negative please arrive at the Council Offices, Council Chamber, Millmead by at least 6:45pm so that you can be seated. Seating will be socially distanced and those sharing a household will be seated together. 


Please follow public safety instructions if you are travelling to the meeting by public transport. 


Hand sanitizers will be available on arrival and departure and in the Council Chamber. Please use these regularly. 


You must wear a face mask when entering and leaving the building, but you may remove your mask once you are seated.


Please dress warmly as the Council Chamber will be well ventilated and with doors open. 


Please bring your own water/tea/coffee (sufficient for the evening) in a suitable container, which you are asked to take home with you No refreshments will be available. 


Please try to maintain a social distance from others of 2 metres once inside the building. 


A guide to Planning Committee Meetings can be found at: Guide to Speaking at Planning Committee Meetings.pdf (



Contact information

Support officer: Sophie Butcher, Democratic Services Officer.

Phone: 01483 444056