Democracy - Committee details

Committee details

Planning and Licensing Committee

Purpose of committee



(a) Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and any related legislation including: -

(i) determination of planning applications;

(ii) enforcement of planning control;

(iii) waste land notices, purchase notices, etc.


(b) Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas Act 1990

(i) determination of applications for Listed Buildings and Conservation Area consent;

(ii) enforcement of Listed Building and Conservation Area legislation.


(c) To consider and determine the Council's comments where appropriate on major development outside the Borough when consulted by other Local Planning  Authorities.

(i)To guide the Council in setting its policy objectives and priorities.

(ii) To carry out the duties and powers of the Council under current legislation;

(iii) To develop, implement and monitor the relevant strategies and polices relating to the Terms of Reference of the committee.

(iv) To secure satisfactory standards of service provision and improvement, including monitoring of contracts, Service Level Agreements and partnership arrangements;

(v) To consider and approve relevant service plans;

(vi) To comply with the standing orders and financial regulations of the Council;

(vii) To operate within the budget allocated to the committee by the Council.

(vii) To determine fees and charges relevant to the committee;


To review and monitor the operational impact of policies and to recommend proposals for new initiatives and policy developments including new legislation or central government guidance


(d) Powers and duties of the local planning authority in relation to the planning of sustainable development; local development schemes; local development plan and  monitoring reports and neighbourhood planning




(a) Except in relation to the statement of Licensing Policy, to discharge all functions conferred upon the council as licensing authority under the Licensing Act 2003.

(b) Except in relation to the statement of Licensing Policy, to discharge all functions conferred upon the council as licensing authority under the Gambling Act 2005.

(c) To determine all fees and charges relevant to matters disposed by the Planning and Licensing Committee.

(d) To exercise all other functions relating to licensing and registration including


i. Trading Requirements

ii. All functions relating to hackney carriage drivers and vehicles and private hire

drivers vehicles and operators

iii. Animal Welfare and Security

iv. Skin Piercing, Acupuncture, Electrolysis and Tattooing

v. Sex establishments (including Sex Entertainment Venues (SEV))

vi. Pavement Permits

vii. Charitable Collections

viii. Camping, Caravan Sites and Mobile Homes

ix. Scrap Metal

x. Game Dealers


(e) Any other matters relating to licensing as may be referred to the committee for consideration.

(f) To hear and determine licensing applications and appeals where objections and /or representations have been received in relation to any of the above functions.

(g) To manage and monitor the budgets in respect of licensing and vehicle licensing.


Contact information

Support officer: Zoe Borman (01277 312 736).

Postal address:
Town Hall
Ingrave Road
CM15 8AY

Phone: 01277 312 736