The temporary government restrictions for holding public meetings and gatherings has now come to an end. However, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, capacity restrictions are in place within the meeting room. Priority for public access to the meeting room will be given to those who have registered to speak on an application to be considered at this meeting. If there are spaces remaining in the public gallery after the registered speakers have been seated, then these seats will be offered to the public on a first come, first served basis, however, capacity is limited. As such we would strongly recommend that interested members of the public watch the proceedings via the live stream on YouTube. Should there be more registered speakers than the capacity of the room allows, you will be provided with an estimated time slot for your application. Please wait outside of the venue until you are called in to speak. Registered speakers may need to leave the venue following their chance to speak to allow further speakers access to the venue.
The Planning Committee’s main role is to determine applications for planning permission within the Borough. Not all applications come before the Planning Committee – decisions on many small applications are delegated to Officers. The Committee has powers in relation to listed building and conservation area consent and the making of tree preservation orders. It also has enforcement powers to take action against unauthorised developments.
Meetings of the Planning Committee are normally held every 4 weeks. The agenda is available on the web site 5 working days prior to the Committee meeting.
The meetings are open to the public, and members of the public are allowed to speak. For further details on the arrangements for public speaking at Planning Committee please download the current guidance here. Other Councillors are allowed to address the Committee on any applications that are located in their Ward in accordance with the scheme.
Further information regarding what to expect at Planning Committee meetings and answers to many frequently asked questions can be downloaded here.
Further information about individual planning applications can be viewed at Planning Online.
Telford & Wrekin Planning Policies can be viewed here.
View the Government's Online Planning Resource here.
Support officer: Kieran Robinson. 01952 382061