Committee details

Planning Committee

Purpose of committee

Planning Committee

Planning Functions

Within approved Council policy and in accordance with the overall aims and objectives of the Council, this Committee shall exercise the following delegated functions and powers:

(1)  The powers and duties of the Council as Local Planning Authority as set out below:


A. Functions relating to town and country planning and development control

 

1. Power to determine application for planning permission.

 

Sections 70(1)(a) and (b) and 72 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (c.8).

2. Power to determine applications to develop land without compliance with conditions previously attached.

Section 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

3. Power to grant planning permission for development already carried out.

Section 73A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

4. Power to decline to determine application for planning permission.

Section 70A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990

5. Duties relating to the making of determinations of planning applications.

 

Sections 69, 76 and 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and Articles 8, 10 to 13, 15 to 22 and 25 and 26 of the Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/419) and directions made there under.

6. Power to determine application for planning permission made by a local authority, alone or jointly with another person.

 

Section 316 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and the Town and Country Planning General Regulations 1992 (S.I. 1992/1492).

7. Power to make determinations, give approvals and agree certain other matters relating to the exercise of permitted development rights.

Parts 6, 7, 11, 17, 19, 20, 21 to 24, 26, 30 and 31 of Schedule 2 to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/418).

8. Power to enter into agreement regulating development or use of land.

Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

9. Power to issue a certificate of existing or proposed lawful use or development.

Sections 191(4) and 192(2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

10. Power to serve a completion notice.

Section 94(2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.


11. Power to grant consent for the display of advertisements.

Section 220 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations 1992.

12. Power to authorise entry onto land.

Section 196A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

13. Power to require the discontinuance of a use of land.

Section 102 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

14. Power to serve a planning contravention notice, breach of condition notice or stop notice.

Sections 171C, 187A and 183(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

14A  Power to issue a temporary stop notice

Section 171E of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

15. Power to issue an enforcement notice.

Section 172 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

16. Power to apply for an injunction restraining a breach of planning control.

Section 187B of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

17. Power to determine applications for hazardous substances consent, and related powers.

Sections 9(1) and 10 of the Planning (Hazardous Substances) Act 1990.

18. Duty to determine conditions to which old mining permissions, relevant planning permissions relating to dormant sites or active Phase I or II sites, or mineral permissions relating to mining sites, as the case may be, are to be subject.

Paragraph 2(6)(a) of Schedule 2 to the Planning and Compensation Act 1991, paragraph 9(6) of Schedule 13 to the Environment Act 1995 and paragraph 6(5) of Schedule 14 to that Act.

19. Power to require proper maintenance of land.

Section 215(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

20. Power to determine application for listed building consent, and related powers.

Sections 16(1) and (2), 17, 27(2) and 33(1) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Buildings in Conservation Areas) Act 1990.

21. Power to determine applications for conservation area consent.

Section 16(1) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Buildings in Conservation Areas Act 1990, as applied by section 74(3) of that Act.

22. Duties relating to applications for listed building consent and conservation area consent.

Sections 13(1) and 14(1) and (4) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Buildings in Conservation Areas) Act 1990 and regulations 3 to 6 and 13 of the Town and Country Planning (Listed Buildings and Buildings in Conservation Areas) Regulations 1990 and paragraphs 8, 15 and 22 of Department of the Environment Circular 14/97.

23. Power to serve a building preservation notice, and related powers.

 

Sections 3(1) and 4(1) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Buildings in Conservation Areas) Act 1990.

 

 

 

24. Power to issue enforcement notices in relation to demolition of unlisted buildings in conservation area.

Section 38 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Buildings in Conservation Areas) Act 1990.

25. Powers to acquire a listed building in need of repair and to serve a repairs notice.

Sections 47 and 48 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Buildings in Conservation Areas) Act 1990.

26. Power to apply for an injunction in relation to a listed building.

 

Section 44A of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Buildings in Conservation Areas) Act 1990.

27. Power to execute urgent works.

Section 54 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Buildings in Conservation Areas) Act 1990.

28. Powers relating to the protection of important hedgerows.

The Hedgerows Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/1160)

29.  Powers relating to complaints about high hedges.

Part 8 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003.

30. Powers relating to the preservation of trees

Sections 197 to 214D of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, and the Trees Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/1892)

31. Power to make limestone pavement order

Section 34(c) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

32. Power to authorise stopping-up or diversion of highway

Section 247 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

33. Power to authorise stopping-up or diversion of footpath or bridleway or restricted byway.

Section 257 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

34. Power to extinguish public rights of way over land held for planning purposes.

Section 258 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

 

(2)  The issuing of planning policy directions as may be considered appropriate.

(3)  In consultation with the relevant Policy and Performance Committee to make appropriate recommendations to the Cabinet on the formulation of the Local Development Framework for the Borough.

(4)  To carry into effect Sections 222 and 223 of the Local Government Act 1972 so far as they affect this committee and to exercise the powers of the Council in relation thereto and in particular to authorise any appropriate officer to institute or defend on behalf of the Council proceedings before any court or tribunal or to appear on behalf of the Council before any such court or tribunal in any proceedings instituted by the Council or on its behalf or against it.

(5)  To obtain information as to interests in land under S.330 Town & Country Planning Act 1990

(6)  To obtain particulars of persons interested in land under Section 16 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976.

(7)  To appoint proper officers and deputies where required by an Act of Parliament for the discharge of the functions of the Council delegated to this Committee;

(8)  To carry into effect so much of any Act of Parliament relating to any of the functions set out above and any Orders, Regulations, Schemes or Bye-Laws made under or in pursuance thereof and to exercise non-executive powers of the Council in relation thereto

Membership

Contact information

Support officer: Brenda Hall. Committee Officer

Postal address:
Town Hall
Brighton Street
Wallasey
Wirral
CH44 8ED

Phone: 0151 691 8271

Fax: 0151 691 8468

Email: brendahall@wirral.gov.uk

Web site: http://www.wirral.gov.uk