Most minor planning applications can be decided by senior planning officers who have delegated authority, but the larger more controversial proposals are referred to the Planning Committee, so they can be discussed and considered in full. This also gives members of the public the opportunity to attend meetings and raise their own issues about a particular proposal.
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Cllr D McCallum (Chairman)
Members of the public have the right to speak at a Planning Committee meeting during the consideration of applications that are submitted under the Town and Country Planning legislation.
The purpose of the right to speak scheme is to allow the committee the opportunity to hear the views of the public. The success of the scheme is dependant on participants adhering to some simple rules and procedures that the council have developed to ensure that the meetings are conducted in a fair manner, giving all interested parties the opportunity to have their say. The procedures apply equally to objectors, applicants, agents, supporters, parish councillors and other interested parties.