The Planning Committee carries
out the following functions:-
The Town and Country Planning and Development Control functions
specified in Schedule 1 to the Local Authorities (Functions and
Responsibilities) (England) Regulations 2000 from time to time.
The functions of the Council under the Channel Tunnel Rail Link
The Council’s response to consultation documents which relate
to a function or duty within the terms of reference of this
To authorise the issue of notices, directions, orders or other
documents under the legislation within the Terms of Reference
Building Preservation Notices.
Notices under Section 215 of the Town and Country Planning Act
Notices in relation to dangerous trees.
Tree Preservation Orders, including confirmation thereof where
objections have been received.
Hazardous Substances Contravention Notices.
To enter into and otherwise approve planning obligations under
section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and to vary
or relax or discharge planning obligations and agreements under
section 52 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971.
To determine all cases under the High Hedges Legislation (Part 8 of
the Anti Social Behaviour Act 2003)
referred to the Committee by the Development Control Manager/Head
of Development, Strategic Sites and Design. (Minute No. 71/6/05 refers).
To respond on the Council’s behalf to the Kent County Council
on any consultation made under Article 24 of the Town and Country
Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015
and directions made thereunder.
To respond on the Council’s behalf to any consultation of a
Planning nature including those made under the Planning Act 2008
(as amended) and any directions made thereunder.
(Minute No 444/5/15 refers).
To exercise the Council’s functions:
under Article 4 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted
Development) (England) Order 2015
in relation to advertisement control (for example under the Town
and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England)
Regulations 2007 and section chapter III of part VIII of the Town
and Country Planning Act 1990)
of revocation and modification under sections 97 to 99 of the Town
and Country Planning Act 1990.
(Minute No 325/3/17