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Decision under delegated powers


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Most applications - about 80% - are straightforward and are decided under delegated powers.
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The determination of certain types of planning applications, which are straightforward, has been delegated by the Council in accordance with clearly stated and published rules.  Approximately 80% of planning applications are likely to be dealt with in this way, so helping decisions to be made more speedily.

Planning applications allocated for a decision under delegated powers may still be taken to the Planning Committee - for example, if during the processing of the application the planning officer feels that the application is more complicated than first thought; or if a significant level of objection is received; or if a Member of the Council so requests in accordance with the Council's Code of Practice.

The Regulatory Services Planning Scheme of Delegation document

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