Planning Committee arrangements were lawful
The claimants objected to the grant of planning permission for three wind turbines, saying that the council’s constitution was unlawful, in that the powers delegate to area planning committees required a two thirds majority for their exercise, where the Act required only a majority.
Held: The arrangement was not unconstitutional. If the area committee failed to reach an agreement within the scope allowed, the matter reverted to the planning committee.
Planning, Local Government
Updated: 12 November 2021; Ref: scu.377899