Information about the role of the committee, which councillors sit on it, who chairs the committee, when are the meetings, are they open to the public, can public speak at the committees, what decisions are made and how and when can you view the agenda and minutes.
The role of the Planning Committee is to guide the council in the formulation of its policies relating to Town and Country Planning and to exercise the powers and duties of the council as the Planning Authority.
The Planning Committee also determines applications under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and related legislation in relation to the following:
The committee's full terms of reference and delegated functions can be viewed in the council's constitution.
Meetings are chaired by Councillor Pollard.
Please see the dates below of the forthcoming meetings:
Yes. Meetings are open to the public but there may be some matters which will be considered in private. During such situations members of the public will be asked to leave the meeting at this point. The circumstances under which we can consider matters in private are tightly controlled by law.
Yes but only if they have registered to speak on an application prior to the meeting taking place. However, members of the public are not permitted to ask questions at these meetings.
For further details on registering to speak, please look at the Speaking at a planning committee meeting page.
Yes, new legislation means that you can film, record, take photos and use social media during open meetings. For more information please visit the photography, filming and social media use page.
The Committee can make the following decisions:
Approve - this means that the application can go ahead.
Refuse - this means that the application cannot go ahead.
Defer - either for Members to carry out a site visit before making a decision, or for Members to request more information from other parties before the application is brought back to be considered by the Committee.
Defer and delegate approval or refusal - this means that the Committee gives authority to the Director to approve or refuse an application subject to the provisos in the report without the need for the application to be reconsidered by the Committee.
Agenda and reports are placed on public deposit five clear working days before each meeting and can be downloaded by selecting the relevant agenda below.
Reports containing exempt or confidential matters will not, however, be available.
Minutes are placed on public deposit no later than five clear working days after each meeting and can be downloaded by selecting the relevant minute below:
Please note: agendas and minutes of meetings prior to those available online may be obtained by contacting the committee manager, Jon Whyley:
Telephone: (01482) 393207
East Riding of Yorkshire Council Democratic Services County Hall Beverley HU17 9BA
Please note: there may be a charge for copying any information.