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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 PDF Download IconCounty 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.

Related information

PDF Download IconTerms of Reference (Adobe pdf) (22 KB)

PDF Download IconPlanning Committee Members' Guidance Protocol (Adobe pdf) (48 KB)

PDF Download IconPlanning Committee Public Speaking Leaflet (Adobe pdf) (3.8 MB)

PDF Download IconPlanning-Committee - Public Speaking Protocol (Adobe pdf) (816 KB)

PDF Download IconChairman's Site Inspections (Adobe pdf) (248 KB)

PDF Download IconPlanning Committee policy on when to have a site visit (Adobe pdf) (245 KB)

PDF Download IconPlanning Committee Site Visit Protocol (Adobe pdf) (239 KB)

PDF Download IconPolicy on Requests for the Deferral of the Determination of Planning Applications (Adobe pdf) (12 KB)

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