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Information about South Planning Committee

The South Planning Committee shall deal with planning applications falling within the following wards: Brackley, Bugbrooke, Deanshanger, Hackleton & Grange Park, Middleton Cheney, Towcester & Roade, Silverstone, St George, Sixfields, East Hunsbury & Shelfleys, Delapre & Rushmere, Castle, Riverside Park and Nene Valley.

The Committee is made up of 11 Members with a quorum of 4, all appointments to the Committee shall be made with due regard to the rules on political proportionality.

The functions of the Committee relate to town and country planning and development control as specified in Part A of Schedule 1 of the Local Authorities Functions and Responsibilities (England) Regulations 2000 that do not fall within the remit of the Strategic Planning Committee.

The Committee shall consider planning applications not within the remit of the Strategic Planning Committee and not delegated to officers except where the Assistant Director – Planning and Development considers it inappropriate to exercise delegated powers having considered public representations and consultee responses. These include:

·     Major Developments below the limits set for Strategic Planning Committee;

·     Major residential development of 10 or more dwellings

·     Major commercial development where the floorspace is more than 1000sq.m

·     Development on sites over one hectare (in cases of an outline application where the number of dwellings or floorspace is not specified)

·     Change of use more than 1000sq.m

Minor developments shall only be referred to the South Planning Committee in exceptional circumstances (as determined by the Assistant Director – Planning and Development) or where they are called in by a Councillor in accordance with the procedure set out in the Planning Protocol.

There shall be no referral up of applications from the North or South Planning Committees to the Strategic Planning Committee, and vice versa.

The Assistant Director – Planning and Development after consultation with the relevant Portfolio Holder, shall be responsible for determining whether an application falls within the remit of Strategic Planning Committee or the North Planning Committee or South Planning Committee.

For information on speaking at the South Planning Committee please contact Richard Woods, Democratic Services via the following:

Tel: 01327 322043