The Scheme of Delegation and Constitution

The Scheme of Delegation (PDF, 102KB) sets out how planning decisions are determined by the Council.  Decisions are generally decided under the delegated authority of Council Officers. However, where an application is considered to have significant public interest or is ‘called in’ by Councillors, they will be decided by a board of Councillors at Development Control Panel or Development Control Committee.

The Constitution sets out how Council meetings operate, how decisions are made and the procedures that are followed. Recent changes to the Constitution have been agreed in order to balance speaker rights at Development Control Panel and Development Control Committee. The Scheme of Delegation has also been amended, primarily, the thresholds at which planning applications require consideration by Panel or Committee have changed.

Last Updated: 11 August 2021