To agree the public minutes and summary of the informal, hybrid meeting held on 29 June 2021.
The public minutes and summary of the informal, hybrid meeting held on 29 June 2021 were considered and approved as a correct record.
Panel Arrangements – Wider Consultation (page 9) – A Member requested a further update on this matter and what opportunities there would be for residents and other stakeholders to feed into proposals around the possible formation of Planning Panels to consider future planning applications. The Chair reported that the Policy and Resources Committee had considered this matter at their meeting earlier this month and had requested that Officers bring forward a further report examining alternative proposals to geographic panels, after having took on board the will of this Committee who voted to support the principle of panels but did not support the fixed, geographical nature of these. Alongside this, the Chair confirmed that an engagement strategy would also be worked up.
In response to a further question, the Chair underlined that this matter had already been debated extensively by this Committee and had sent a resolution outlining its thoughts to the Policy and Resources Committee. He assured Members that a further report would now be produced and presented to this Committee in due course and that there would therefore be a further opportunity for Members to vote according to their preferences. He confirmed that there would be greater clarity on this in terms of timescales post summer recess.