Planning Committee and Meetings
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- Neighbourhood Planning
- Ashton under Hill Neighbourhood Plan
- Beckford Parish Neighbourhood Plan
- Bredon, Bredon’s Norton and Westmancote Neighbourhood Plan (Bredon Parish)
- Broadway Neighbourhood Plan
- Cleeve Prior Neighbourhood Plan
- Crowle Neighbourhood Plan
- Dodderhill Neighbourhood Plan
- Drakes Broughton and Wadborough with Pirton Neighbourhood Plan
- Droitwich Spa Neighbourhood Plan
- Eckington Neighbourhood Plan
- Elmley Castle, Bricklehampton and Netherton Neighbourhood Plan
- Harvington Neighbourhood Plan
- Honeybourne Neighbourhood Plan
- Inkberrow Neighbourhood Plan
- North Claines Neighbourhood Plan
- Norton-juxta-Kempsey Neighbourhood Plan
- Ombersley and Doverdale Neighbourhood Plan
- Pebworth Parish Neighbourhood Plan
- Sedgeberrow Neighbourhood Plan
- South Lenches Neighbourhood Plan
- Whittington Neighbourhood Plan
- Hanbury Neighbourhood Plan
- Planning Policy Monitoring
- Supplementary Planning Guidance and Documents
- Brownfield Land Register
- Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Register
- Neighbourhood Planning
- Other Planning Services
- South Worcestershire Building Control
- Community Infrastructure Levy
- Local Land Charges
- Planning Appeals
- Planning Committee and Meetings
- Planning Conditions
- Planning Enforcement
- Section 106 Obligations
- Street Naming and Numbering
- South Worcestershire Playing Pitch Strategy
- Appeal Inquiry
Determining planning applications
How does the planning committee process work?
Decisions on the majority of planning applications are made by officers under "delegated powers". The more major, complex and controversial applications are generally decided by the Planning Committee. View details about the Planning Committee:
The Planning Committee meets every four weeks and has 15 members. It decides planning applications in accordance with agreed policies and enforces planning decisions when these are not complied with.
You will normally be able to view a copy of the report to Committee one week before the meeting. The minutes are then normally available one week after the meeting.
Read the pdf Guide to the planning committee process (446 KB) document, for further information on the process.
These meetings are broadcast live on our YouTube page
We will try and ensure that all comments received relating to a planning application are reported, where relevant, to the Council's Planning Committee. However, any submissions received after 12 noon on the day before Planning Committee will not be included on the Planning Committee update sheet. Also, it may not be possible to report to the Planning Committee comments, letters or emails received on the day of the committee meeting. We strongly recommend you do not submit comments or documents close to the start of Planning Committee meetings.
If you want to speak at a Planning Committee meeting please register in the normal way by emailing
We will then advise you about how we can make sure your views are recorded and represented to the committee.
Letters of support or objection will also continue to be taken into account.
You can still only speak on items which are due to be determined by the Planning Committee.
Advice to Public Speakers at Planning Committee re. visual aids/additional material
Visual aids such as photographs or plans, or written material cannot be handed out, circulated or displayed at any Planning Committee meeting.
All personal data held is processed in accordance with Data Protection Law. For more information please read our Privacy Notice for Development Management on our website.