Planning control committee and delegated decisions
About Planning Control Committee
The Members of the Planning Control Committee are all Councillors that represent various areas of the borough of Bury. The Committee meets every month and determines planning applications for major development and others where objections have been received, commonly called "committee decisions".
In some cases the Committee will visit the site where the development is proposed prior to considering the application. These visits are for the members of the Committee only, and no representations can be made to the members on the visit.
The meeting itself is open to anyone to attend. Our 'Have your Say' initiative enables interested parties to address the committee members to explain, for example, their concerns about a proposal or their ideas behind it and one person can speak in favour of an application and one against for a maximum of 3 minutes each. Ward Councillors also have a right to speak on applications in their area.
The majority of decisions (91% 2010/11) made on Planning Applications are delegated to the Development Manager and these include all applications for house extensions and refusal of schemes that are unacceptable, More details of the scheme of delegation can be found in the Council Constitution (Part 3 - Responsibility for functions).
Planning Control Committee agendas, minutes and reports
By looking at an agenda you will be able to view a copy of the planning applications report which is always Agenda Item 4 - this document lists all the latest planning applications to be considered by the Committee with relevant plans and photographs in colour.
You can also download a copy of the results of the last Committee Meeting before the full Minutes are published.