Decision details

Planning Scheme of Delegation

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Council considered the report of the Director - Governance & Organisational Development which sought approval for amendments to the Planning Scheme of Delegation. It was noted that some revisions were made to the Scheme of Delegation in late 2019 with the aim of reducing the number of applications referred to the Planning Committee for consideration. It was agreed that a review of those changes would take place 12 months after implementation. This review had now been completed and the findings considered by the Planning Committee and the Councillors’ Commission. The findings had led to these further proposed changes, the aim of which were to achieve a better balance between the volume of applications being referred to the Planning Committee and Members having the confidence that the arrangements enabled them to sufficiently represent their ward.


The proposed changes to the Scheme of Delegation were set out in the report and the proposed drafting amendments were set out in an appendix to the report. The proposed changes had been recommended for approval by the Councillors’ Commission.


AGREED (with 34 votes for and 1 against) that the amendments to the Planning Scheme of Delegation set out in the appendix to the report be approved.

Publication date: 06/09/2021

Date of decision: 04/05/2021

Decided at meeting: 04/05/2021 - Full Council

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