Decision details


Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Chair had accepted an urgent item of business in respect of new and proposed changes to the Town and Country Planning system.


The Assistant Director (Planning & Regulatory) outlined changes soon to come into force regarding Use Classes and Permitted Development (PD) Rights, together with a flavour of the Government’s Planning White Paper which was currently out for consultation.


Members were generally dissatisfied with the proposals and content of the White Paper, and both the Leader and Portfolio Holder for Environment & Regeneration would be submitting robust responses to the Government on the matter.


It was confirmed that training would be provided to all Members on the changes, with specific detailed training for Members of the Planning & Development Committee.



Publication date: 12/08/2020

Date of decision: 12/08/2020

Decided at meeting: 12/08/2020 - Executive