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Councillor involvement in pre-apps

We have a protocol for member engagement in pre-application planning discussions in relation to the following proposals for:  

  • 50+ dwellings or more
  • 10,000sqm of industrial, commercial ore retail floor space
  • where there is wide corporate involvement by us
  • development of strategic significance e.g. wider regeneration benefits or transport infrastructure.

The above criteria may be reduced further for developments in villages, neighbourhoods or the rural area for locally significant or controversial schemes, such as small housing development (under 50 dwellings) or a wind farm.

In such cases, all ward members will be invited to a project team meeting, along with the cabinet member and planning committee chair or vice chair, in addition to officers of the development team.

To find out more, read our protocol for councillor engagement in pre-application planning discussions.