Constitution Working Party - Tuesday, 6th February, 2024 6.00 pm

Venue: Webcast - Remote Meeting. View directions

Contact: Damian Eaton  0161 474 3207


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Minutes pdf icon PDF 201 KB

To approve as correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 6 December 2023.

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Declarations of interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

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Proposed Changes to the Scheme of Delegation for Determining Planning Applications and the Planning Protocol pdf icon PDF 165 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.


The planning system in England has undergone a period of significant change over recent years. During this time multiple new types of applications have been introduced and most recently an increased focus is being placed on the importance of making timely decisions.


In light of the changes to the planning system and the increased emphasis placed on the speed and quality of planning decisions it is considered necessary to consider the need to make a number of changes to the scheme of delegation for the determination of planning applications. In parallel it is also considered appropriate to review the Planning Protocol to ensure that it reflects accurately long-standing custom and practice in how we exercise our planning powers.


Members are asked to consider the proposed amendments in the attached documents and to recommend the necessary changes to the constitution and planning protocol.


Officer contact: Emma Curle on 0161 474 3542 or email:

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