Planning committee reports and information

A local ward councillor can request for a planning application, under our ‘call-in’ procedure, to come before our planning committee for a decision. However, an application can only be called-in by your local councillor on exceptional planning grounds only. A copy of the Councillor Call In request form can be found below.

Councillor Call In Form

The list below regarding the call-in of planning applications is not exhaustive, but is designed to show common planning ground examples in which an application may be called in by your councillor:

  • Adequacy of parking/loading/manoeuvrability;
  • Conflict with planning policies (nationally and locally);
  • Design, appearance and materials;
  • Effect on listed buildings and/or the conservation area;
  • Loss of sunlight and daylight;
  • Loss of privacy;
  • Traffic generation;
  • Visual amenity (but not loss of private view).

A planning application may also have to be referred to our planning committee in line with the Council’s Scheme of Delegation.

You can view the schedule of Committee meetings as well as our committee reports which are published as part of the Committee Agenda.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to be able to view the committee documents. If you don’t have it, you can download Adobe Reader for free.

New committee reports are usually available five working days before the next committee. Late information is expected to be disclosed to Committee Members on the day of the committee.

Documentation and plans relating to planning applications can be found using our online planning search facility.

If you wish to register to speak at the Planning Committee, either for or against a particular application it is based on a first come, first served basis. You will need to contact the planning department on 01438 242159 or by email to planning@stevenage.gov.uk

Contact us

If you have any questions about planning or the planning committee in general, you can contact our duty planning officer between 9am and 1pm Monday to Friday at our main offices or email planning@stevenage.gov.uk.