Committee details

Major Applications Planning Committee

Purpose of committee


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About the Committee


The Major Applications Committee comprises 9 Councillors and 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.



Contact information

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