Committee details

Planning Committee

Purpose of committee

If an application for planning permission involves complex or sensitive issues, if it represents a significant departure from the City Council’s Development Plan, or if formal objections to it have been raised, then the application cannot be resolved by the Council planning officers and it is determined by the Planning Committee. The Executive Board is responsible for formulating the Development Plan, for approval by the full Council, and it consults the Planning Committee as part of the drafting process.


The Committee is made up of sixteen councillors and reflects the political balance of the Council. It usually meets twelve times each year and its meetings are open to the public.


Contact information

Support officer: James Lavender. Governance Officer

Phone: 0115 876 4643