The Parish Council has a Planning Committee, which meets on a Tuesday evening, every four weeks prior to the full council meeting, usually at 19:00.
A committee works the same as the full council, and also has its own Chairman.
The agendas are published on the website and on placed on the noticeboards around the parish 3 clear days before every meeting. Due to Sunday being a none working day the agendas need to be published by the Thursday before the meeting is held on a Tuesday.
Any item that is to be discussed on the agenda will be published on the agenda - the committee does not allow any other business to take place.
The meetings are held in public, mostly in the Village Hall. Time is allocated for members of the public to speak at the meeting about any items that are on the agenda. Please note that the meeting is not a public meeting but a meeting of the Planning Committee that is held in public.
All minutes are uploaded to the website. Archived minutes (which are minutes and agendas that are from previous years) are located in the archive folder which is located at the top of the Home Page on the right-hand side.
At the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council which was held on the 5th of May 2022, 5 members were elected to the Planning Committee.
The members are:
Cllrs Beacon, Cordle, Keeble, Kirkup, Melville, Price, Stevens, Ward (Chairman).
The members follow a Terms of Reference Document.
In most cases, planning applications are the responsibility of the District Council and in our case, Babergh is the District Council.
They inform us of any applications received by them from within the parish and they are obliged to take into consideration any comments made by the Parish Council. On occasions when the Parish Council asks for an extension to a Planning Application, Babergh District Council often agree to the request. With the adoption of our Neighbourhood Plan 2022 the planning committee's comments carry more weight with the planning officers at Babergh DC.
Should you have any queries or comments about Planning Matters please contact the Parish Clerk: