The Planning Committee is appointed at the AGM in May and sits for the following 12 months. Meetings usually take place on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month and are currently being held in the Bishopstoke Methodist Church The meetings usually start at 7:00pm, but if there are no planning applications to consider then the meeting will usually be cancelled.
The Planning Committee has between 5 and 7 members and needs at least 3 members present to be quorate. In some areas it has the power to make decisions on behalf of the Council and in others it can only make recommendations. This is detailed in the Terms of Reference. The Committee reports to Full Council which considers the recommendations of the Committee and notes its decisions. The Chair of the Committee also sits on the Human Resources Committee.
• Responding to planning applications on behalf of the Parish Council.
• Responding to planning consultations on behalf of the Parish Council.
• Responding to Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs).
• Responding to road name consultations.
• Oversight and monitoring of local major developments.
It is important to note that Bishopstoke Parish Council has no power to approve or reject planning applications. The Council is notified of every planning application in Bishopstoke so that it can make comments, and indicate whether it has any serious objections to a particular application, but these comments only form part of the Borough Council's decision making process, which is far more reliant on the recommendations of its Planning Officers.
Cllr Andy Moore was elected as Chair for the 2023-24 year, with Cllr Chris McKeone being elected as the Vice Chair. The remaining Committee members are Cllrs Ralph Candy, Andrew Daly and Louise Hillier-Wheal.
Details of the next meeting are at the top of the page. You will also be able to view or download the agenda and document pack from the links at the top of the page. The draft minutes will be published as soon as possible after the meeting. Please email the Clerk if you wish to attend the meeting.