The role of the Joint Planning Committee as distinct from the Area Planning Committees is to consider applications or issues referred to it for the following reasons:-
a. To make decisions on the administrative and procedural matters affecting the processing of applications. E.g. report formats, information specifications etc.
b. To review all housing schemes which propose a net increase of more than 25 dwellings, where the recommendation is for permission to be granted;
c. To consider applications defined as major, as defined by the Government (10 or more units of residential accommodation, more than 1,000 sqm commercial floorspace and site area of more than 1 hectare) and which, in the judgement of the Executive Director, after consultation with the Head of Planning and the appropriate Area Planning Committee Chairman, meet the following criteria
i. have a significant planning impact beyond the Area in which they are situated, and/or
ii. are of strategic importance, and/or
iii. involve new planning issues for the Borough; or
d. Where within three weeks of the application appearing on the Waverley weekly list of planning applications, the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the relevant Area Planning Committee and the ward member request that it be referred to the Joint Planning Committee and put forward relevant grounds as set out in c (i) to (iii) above, the Executive Director and Head of Planning will normally submit the application to the Joint Planning Committee.
Where apologies for absence are received, a substitute from the same Area Planning Committee and political party will be arranged where possible.
Support officer: Ema Dearsley. Democratic Services Officer
Phone: 01483 523224