Joint report of the Comptroller & City Solicitor, Director of the Built Environment, and Town Clerk.
The Committee considered a joint report of the Comptroller & City Solicitor, Director of the Built Environment and Town Clerk recommending amendments to the Planning Protocol to reflect current case law and procedural updates.
It was noted that the report had been considered and endorsed by the Planning and Transportation Committee at its meeting earlier that week.
Noting that the proposed amendments were concerned with a specific issue, a Member observed that the wider protocol had not been reviewed in its entirety for some years. Following discussion, it was felt that such a review should be considered in the context of the wider Governance Review process, rather than a discrete piece of activity at this point in time.
In relation to a Member’s specific query concerning Part 3 Section 7 of the updated Protocol and whether this would include public exhibitions in relation to planning applications, officers undertook to clarify the position outside the meeting.
RESOLVED: That the amendments to the Planning Protocol shown tracked at Annexure 1 to the report be approved.