Committee details

Planning Committee

Purpose of committee

General

The Planning Committee is one of the Council’s Regulatory Committees, bodies which have decision-making powers and report to full Council.  Membership is decided at the Annual General Meeting of the Council in May.  Further details about the responsibilities of each Regulatory Committee are available in Part 2: Article 8, and Part 3 of the Constitution.

 

The exercise of functions

All applications are delegated to planning officers except for those referred to Planning Committee in accordance with the Council’s scheme of delegation for planning decisions, and those relating to the Cambridge Fringes, for which there is a separate Joint Development Control Committee established by the Council in accordance with Section 101 of the Local Government Act 1972. Further details about the scheme of delegation can be found in Part 3, Table 3 of the Constitution.

 

Planning Enforcement        

The Planning Committee also exercises Enforcement functions under those Acts (other than where the Planning Sub-Committee has delegated authority).  It deals with matters in relation to Public Rights of Way, Protection of Important Hedgerows and Tree Preservation and safety, and administers and enforces Building Regulation regimes for existing or proposed buildings.

 

Planning Enforcement        

The Planning Committee also exercises Enforcement functions under those Acts (other than where the Planning Sub-Committee has delegated authority). It deals with matters in relation to Public Rights of Way, Protection of Important Hedgerows and Tree Preservation and safety, and administers and enforces Building Regulation regimes for existing or proposed buildings.

 

Planning Policy

Planning policy issues, such as the Local Development Framework and Supplementary Planning Documents are the responsibility of the New Communities Portfolio Holder, the Cabinet and Council. Other policy issues, such as the designation of conservation areas are the responsibility of the Planning Portfolio Holder (Cabinet member).

 

Public Speaking at meetings of the Planning Committee

Members of the public (applicants, agents, supporters, objectors and parish council representatives) have a right to speak to the Committee, so long as they contact the relevant Support / Democratic Services Officer by no later than noon on the Monday before the meeting, and adhere to the Public speaking protocol. Late applications to speak at the meeting are likely to be refused.

 

Updated: 24 May 2016

Membership

Contact information

Support officer: Ian Senior, 03450 450 500 Email: democratic.services@scambs.gov.uk. Members of the public wishing to speak at this meeting are requested to contact the Support Officer by no later than noon on Monday before the meeting. A public speaking protocol applies.

Postal address:
South Cambridgeshire District Council
South Cambridgeshire Hall
Cambourne Business Park
Cambourne, Cambridge
CB23 6EA

Phone: 03450 450 500

Fax: 01954 713149

Email: democratic.services@scambs.gov.uk

Web site: http://www.scambs.gov.uk

 

Contact the Council

TelephoneTelephone

03450 450 500 - General enquiries
Mon - Fri: 8.00am - 5:30pm

Additional numbers
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Emergency out of hours numbers

EmailEmail

scdc@scambs.gov.uk

AddressAddress

South Cambridgeshire Hall
Cambourne Business Park
Cambourne
Cambridge
CB23 6EA

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