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1.1.        Subject to paragraph 1.2 below, all functions relating to the Town and Country Planning and Development Control as specified in Part A of Schedule 1 to the Local Authorities (Functions and Responsibilities) (England) Regulations 2000, as amended, including


(a)          planning applications

(b)          enforcement action

(c)           planning agreements

(d)          lawful use or development

(e)          advertisement control

(f)            listed buildings

(g)          conservation areas

(h)          minerals and waste disposal

(i)            hazardous substances

(j)            development proposals by County Council and Borough


1.2.        In exceptional circumstances, the Full Council will determine large-scale planning applications relating to land owned by the Council, or elsewhere if the proposed development is likely to have a very significant impact on the community, as determined by the Head of Planning, after consultation with the Leader of the Council and Chairman of the Planning Applications Committee.


1.3.        All functions relating to trees and hedgerows as specified in Section I of Schedule 1 to the Local Authorities (Functions and Responsibilities) (England) Regulations 2000 (as amended).


1.4.        The consideration and determination of matters arising from Part 8 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 relating to complaints about high hedges.


1.5.        The determination of applications for Certificates of Appropriate Alternative Development under the Land Compensation Act 1961.


1.6.        The consideration of and response to any Purchase Notice served on the Council pursuant to Section 137 Town and Country Planning Act 1990.


1.7.        Recommend to the Leader/Executive, Council, or Strategic Director of Finance & Customer Services as relevant on estimates of income, fees and charges, expenditure and the budget required by the Committee to undertake its functions.


1.8.        Recommend to Council, implement and keep under review a Scheme of Delegation of Functions to Officers in respect of any of the functions delegated to the Committee.




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