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The Role of the Planning Committee
Our Planning Committee comprise 15 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
The agenda (reports and minutes of the previous meeting) is published on the Wednesday in the week prior to the Planning Committee meeting. Previous agendas dating back to 2005 are also available.
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 (Adobe pdf) (292 KB)
The meetings are live webcast and recordings of meetings continue to be available for up to 6 months.
Terms of Reference (Adobe pdf) (22 KB)
Planning Committee Members' Guidance Protocol (Adobe pdf) (48 KB)
Planning Committee Public Speaking Leaflet (Adobe pdf) (3.8 MB)
Planning-Committee - Public Speaking Protocol (Adobe pdf) (816 KB)
Chairman's Site Inspections (Adobe pdf) (248 KB)
Planning Committee policy on when to have a site visit (Adobe pdf) (245 KB)
Planning Committee Site Visit Protocol (Adobe pdf) (239 KB)
Policy on Requests for the Deferral of the Determination of Planning Applications (Adobe pdf) (12 KB)