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The Role of the Planning Committee
Staffordshire County Council's Planning Committee comprise 14 members and have delegated power to determine all planning applications relating to 'county matters' ie minerals and waste developments together with applications for development to be carried out by the County Council, in Staffordshire. Over recent years there have been many changes in the planning field and the Committee also undertake regular training sessions and site visits to give them the necessary knowledge and expertise to be able to carry out their functions in a professional and efficient manner.
Planning Committee meetings
Agendas (reports) and minutes dating back to 2005 and current membership
The agendas (and committee reports) are published on the Wednesday in the week prior to the Planning Committee meeting.
The committee usually meets on the first Thursday of every month to consider reports about planning applications, planning policy and planning regulation matters.
The meetings are normally held in County Buildings, Martin Street, Stafford.
County Buildings location map
NEW - The Planning Committees are webcast live and archive recording are available for 6 months (commenced March 2012).
Useful Documents and Links
Terms of Reference
Planning Committee Members' Guidance Protocol - update February 2013
Planning Committee Public Speaking Leaflet - updated December 2012
Planning-Committee - Public Speaking Protocol (updated December 2012)
Chairman's Site Inspections - updated October 2007
Planning Committee policy on when to have a site visit - new October 2007
Planning Committee Site Visit Protocol - updated March 2010
Policy on Requests for the Deferral of the Determination of Planning Applications
How we consult you on planning applications and plan-making