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Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman of the Committee for the rest of the Municipal year 2020/21


Councillor Baldwin was duly elected as Chairman of the Governance Committee for the remainder of municipal year 2020- 21.


Declaration of Members' Interests

To receive any declarations of interest from Members of the Committee


There were no declarations of interest.


Changes to the Constitution for Implementing the Fast Track Planning Application Process pdf icon PDF 141 KB

To receive a report from the Monitoring Officer

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The Monitoring Officer reported that the Head of Development requested a change to the Constitution to allow for the delivery of Fast Track Planning Application for Householders. This would require a change to the Constitution in Part 3.2.2 Functions of Planning Committee, to reduce the call-in period where a Local Ward Member requests it from 35 days to 21 days.


Members raised concerns over how these fast track applications would be highlighted in internal communications to allow Local Ward Members to easily identify them.


After careful consideration Members concluded that this report needed to be deferred to allow officers to include a standard method for highlighting fast track applications.




That changes to the Constitution for implementing the Fast Track Planning Application Process be deferred to allow time for officers to amend the report to include the views of the Governance Committee.




Urgent Business

Items not on the agenda which the Chairman of the meeting is of the opinion should be considered as urgent because of the special circumstances


There was no urgent business.