the Area Committee
The Marple Area
Committee represents the wards of Marple North and Marple South & High Lane.
committees members of the public have the opportunity to ask
questions about any matters within the Area Committee’s
powers (except on legal or confidential matters). You can submit a
question and view the Code of Practice using the online
view an archive of
previously asked question and answers on the democracy
Council has delegated £3000 to each ward to allow Community
Groups and other non-commercial organisations to apply for
contributions toward funding for projects within the
is administered by the Democratic Services Manager in consultation
with the Ward Councillors. A copy of the application
form and associated guidance is available on our Ward
Area Committee have powers to deal with certain types of planning
applications, and Councillors have the power to call up
applications that are ordinarily dealt with by planning officers,
to be considered and determined by the Area Committee.
of the public also have the opportunity to address the Committee
during consideration of a planning application for a total of 3
minutes. One person will be permitted to address the Area Committee
for 3 minutes in objection to the application and one person for 3
minutes in support of the application.
wish to speak on a planning application it is advisable that you
arrive 5 minutes prior to the commencement of the meeting in order
to inform the Democratic Services Officer.
addition, the Area Committee operates Open Forum arrangements which
allow groups to make presentations to the Committee on issues that
affect the local community. The Open Forum is governed
by the Code