Committee details

South Northamptonshire Local Area Planning Committee

Purpose of committee

There are three Local Area Planning Committees in West Northamptonshire, which reflect the areas of the existing local plans for Daventry, South Northamptonshire and Northampton.


Northampton Local Area Planning Committee

Members 11: Quorum 5. Not politically balanced,


Daventry Local Area Planning Committee

Members 9: Quorum 5. Not politically balanced,


South Northamptonshire Local Area Planning Committee

Members 9: Quorum 5. Not politically balanced,


The Local Area Planning Committees are not politically balanced as they fall within the political balance exemption for area committees; but should reflect the political make-up of the relevant area,


Members shall not participate as Members of a Local Area Planning Committee until they have received appropriate training in respect of their functions on the committee.


Functions relating 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 responsibilities of the Strategic Planning Committee.


To consider planning applications not within the remit of the Strategic Planning Committee and not delegated to officers except where the Assistant Director – Growth and Investment 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;

·           Applications which do not meet the criteria for Major Development;

·           Change of Use;

·           Householder Developments;

·           Consent to display advertisements under the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations 1992 (as amended);

·           Shop fronts;

·           Listed Building Consents;

·           Conservation Area Consents;


There shall be no referral up of applications from the Local Area Planning Committees to the Strategic Planning Committee


The Assistant Director - Growth, Climate and Regeneration 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 relevant Local Area Planning Committee.


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Contact information

Support officer: Richard Woods, Democratic Services.

Postal address:
The Forum
Moat Lane
NN12 6AD

Phone: 01327 322043