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Meeting of the Executive held on 11/07/2006
Modernising Planning Special Interest Group



APPENDIX P
WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL

MODERNISING PLANNING SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP
3RD JULY 2006

REPORT TO THE MEETING OF THE EXECUTIVE - 11TH JULY 2006


A. APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN

A.1 The Portfolio Holder for Planning and Major Projects, Mr P Haveron was confirmed as Chairman of the Modernising Planning Special Interest Group (SIG) for the current council year.

B. TERMS OF REFERENCE

C. DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE ISSUES

C.1 There is ongoing commitment to keep under review issues that arise from the new Development Management Committee structure, which was implemented in January 2006. Within the last two months both Members and staff have expressed concern about the late finish of the development management meetings. The Modernising Planning SIG, at its meeting on 3rd July 2006, considered a discussion paper about how this issue might be managed (report attached at Annexe 1)

C.2 The SIG also considered a concern raised by a Member that the public speaking scheme is currently only triggered by letters of objection and not by letters of support.

C.3 The SIG considered the matters arising from the report and agreed the following:-

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Executive:-

1. reviews the refinements to the Development Management Committees as proposed by the SIG as outlined above; and

Recommends to the Council that:-

2. Development Management Committees should commence at 6.30pm;

2. the public speaking scheme be amended so that receipt of five letters of support also triggers the public speaking scheme; and

3. the scheme of delegation be amended as set out at paragraph 4 in Annexe 2.


Present at the meeting:-

Mr M W Band
Mr B A Ellis
Mr P Haveron
Mrs S R Jacobs
Mrs P N Mitchell
Mr A Rayner
Mr R C Terry


The following officers were present:-

Mr J Anderson
Mrs S Whitmarsh
Mr R Pellow (part)
Miss M Ghavami


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