Committee details

Major Applications Planning Committee

Purpose of committee


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The Major Applications Committee determines major planning applications – those that involve:


  • the creation of 10 or more residential units.
  • residential development on a site of 0.5 hectares or more
  • non-residential development on a site of at least 1 hectare
  • non-residential development that creates more than 1000 square metres of new gross floorspace
  • the creation of a change of use of 1000 square metres or more of gross floor space (not including housing)
  • Council owned development sites / applications where the Council is the applicant.


Additionally The Head of Planning, in consultation with the appropriate Cabinet Member, may refer applications which by virtue of the level of public interest or by virtue of the economic / regeneration benefits of the proposals are felt to warrant consideration at the Major Applications Committee.


For more information about petitioning the Committee or speaking at a meeting, visit the link here.


Broadcasting of Planning Committee Meetings

Please note that the Council may live video broadcast Planning Committee meetings when considering planning applications at the Civic Centre in Uxbridge. This is to increase resident engagement in local democracy.

Whilst cameras will be aimed at the Councillors making the decisions, they will also film, record and make public any statements by people with valid speaking rights during the meeting, which may include the applicant, their agent and also any lead petition organiser speaking. Generally, the cameras will not capture people attending to solely observe proceedings in the public gallery.

Anyone is welcome to watch a Planning Committee meeting live, or archived after the event, on the Council's YouTube channel: Hillingdon London. 




Contact information

Postal address:
Civic Centre - 3E/05
High Street

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