Meetings of the Development Management Committee consist of 12
District Councillors and are held approximately every four weeks on
The full list of functions and procedure rules
for Development Management Committee can be found in part 3b of the
Constitution Delegation Scheme (see Our
Constitution). The main function of the committee is to decide
Not all planning applications go before
Development Management Committee. If you have commented on an
application which is going before the committee, you will be
notified in advance.
If a Councillor cannot attend the meeting for
any reason, they can appoint a substitute. You can read about the
substitution protocol and see the
nominated substitutes for each Political Party here.
speak at the meeting?
The Development Management Committee has
provision for a public participation scheme. This allows and
objector and a supporter to speak on each application which is
presented to the Committee for a decision. Speakers have a maximum
of three minutes (or five minutes for major applications) to make
their case and, unless asked to clarify particular points, will not
be able to speak after this.
To find out more about speaking at Development
Management Committee, please see
Public Participation at Development Management Committee.
Development Management Committee meetings are
live streamed on the internet. You can watch meetings live and see
previous meetings on our YouTube