Introduction of Fees for Planning Pre-Applications
Decision maker: Cabinet, Planning Committee
Decision type: Key
Decision status: Recommendations approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Further to Minute No. 28 of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 29 June 2011, the Cabinet considered the report of the Director of Built Environment seeking approval for the introduction of charges for planning pre-applications from 1 September 2011.
The report indicated that there would be no charges made for householders except where a specific request was made to meet officers on site.
A copy of the proposed fee schedule for pre-application advice was attached as an annexe to the report.
(1) the introduction of charging for planning pre-applications from 1 September 2011, as detailed in the annexe to the report, be approved; and
(2) it be noted that the proposal was a Key Decision which unfortunately, had not been included in the Council’s Forward Plan of Key Decisions. Consequently, the Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Regeneration and Environmental Services) had been consulted under Rule 15 of the Access to Information Procedure Rules of the Constitution, to the decision being made by Cabinet as a matter of urgency on the basis that it was impracticable to defer the decision until the commencement of the next Forward Plan because the projected income from the charging is included in this year’s budget.
Report author: Sue Tyldesley
Publication date: 23/08/2011
Date of decision: 18/08/2011
Decided at meeting: 18/08/2011 - Cabinet
Effective from: 01/09/2011