The Development Control Committee deals with applications
for planning permission, listed building and advertisment consent, and works to protected trees.
This includes applications within Conservation Areas.
Register to Speak
If you wish to have your say at a Development Control meeting you
can register via the online agenda, by clicking underneath the
relevant agenda item, or complete and return a Register to Speak
form (available from the Contact Centre, Town Hall Reception or
Your form must be received
no later than 5.00 pm three days
before the day of the meeting.
The notice must include a summary of the points to
A person who has given the required notice on any
matter within the remit of the Committee will normally be heard at
the beginning of the meeting (after the signing of the Minutes of
the previous meeting) or at the discretion of the Chair,
immediately prior to the discussion of the item on which the
representation is being made.
If the agenda item is listed for consideration after
the exclusion of the public the person will be heard at an
appropriate point in the public part of the meeting at the
discretion of the Chair.
A person making representations will be allowed to
speak for no more than 5 minutes. Where
there is more than one speaker on the same issue the chair may, in
the interests of the efficient conduct of the meeting, restrict
those speaking to either:
one speaker for and one speaker against a proposal
OR allocate a reduced period of time so that not more than 10
minutes is taken up by speakers on that issue.
If the number of requests to make representations on
a number of issues is so large that the business of the meeting is
not likely to be completed in the time available, the Chair may
restrict the total time available for representations to not more
than 30 minutes.
Please ensure that you arrive before the beginning
of the meeting.