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Delegated powers

The majority of planning applications are dealt with under delegated powers.

These are mainly minor applications which generate little or no public interest. Designated Officers carefully consider the recommendations which are made by the Case Officer and the decision is agreed and issued by the designated officer.

Applications that are not determined under delegated powers

Applications that have received three or more objections that are material planning considerations, are referred to Planning Committee. Or applications where an objection from an amenity society is received and a recommendation is for approval. If an application is a departure from adopted policy it will also be referred to Planning Committee.