Committee details

Planning Applications Committee

Purpose of committee

Details of how the Planning Applications Committee works and how you can register to speak can be found  HERE

 

Terms of reference

 

To exercise the functions, powers and duties of the Council in relation to planning and development control matters.

 

Applications to be determined by the Planning Applications Committee:

 

(1)          Applications, other than applications made under S73 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, which are recommended for approval where the application falls within one of the following:

             (i)        The provision of dwelling houses where -

(a)  The number of dwelling houses to be provided is 10 or more; or

(b)  The development is to be carried out on a site having an area of 0.5 hectare or more.

(ii)          The provision of a building or buildings where the floor space to be created including changes of use, by the development is 1,000 square metres or more; or

(iii)         Development carried out on a site having an area of 1 hectare or more.

(2)          Applications which are recommended for approval where an objection to the current proposal has been received which is based on material planning grounds, other than those applications where, in the opinion of the Delivery Director – Business, Growth & Regeneration and Assistant Director of Planning and Development:

                  I.        The objection can be overcome by the imposition of an appropriate condition, and/or

                 II.        Where the application clearly complies with the relevant condition, and/or

                III.        Where the application clearly complies with the relevant planning policies in which case the decision may be taken by officers.

(3)          Applications which the Delivery Director – Business, Growth & Regeneration or Assistant Director of Planning and Development wishes to refer to the committee.

(4)          Any application where a specific written request is made by any Member of the Council for the case to be reported to the Committee, where in the opinion of the Chair (in consultation with the Assistant Director of Planning and Development) there is a material planning reason for doing so.

(5)          Applications made by the Council for development of land in its ownership that the Council intends to dispose of to a third party.

(6)          Applications which have been submitted by or on behalf of a Member of the Council (or by their spouse or partner) or by a member of the Council’s staff (or by their spouse or partner).

(7)          Applications for the total or substantial demolition of a listed building.

(8)          Applications recommended for approval where it is proposed to grant permission for a change of use to Class A5 (Hot Foot Takeaways), set out in the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987.

(9)          Applications which are recommended for approval where it is proposed to grant permission for a proposal which is a significant departure from the policies of the Council's UDP.

(10)       To authorise, release or modify agreements and undertakings under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, Section 16 of the GLC (General Powers) Act 1974, Section 278 of the Highways Act 1980 and Section 33 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 which in the opinion of the Delivery Director - Business, Growth & Regeneration or the Assistant Director of Planning and Development relate to developments which come within paragraph 1 above, but only when a written request is made by a member of the committee or ward member, and where such request is agreed by the Chair of the committee (in consultation with the Assistant Director of Planning and Development) that there is a material planning reason for doing so.

 

Constitution

 

Seven councillors

 

Membership

Contact information

Support officer: Maria Burton Tel: 020 7926 8703 Email:  MBurton2@lambeth.gov.uk.

Postal address:
London Borough of Lambeth
Olive Morris House
18 Brixton Hill
London
SW2 1RD

Phone: 020 7926 8703

Email: MBurton2@lambeth.gov.uk