Planning Committee

Currently, decisions on planning applications are made in one of the following ways.

Internal weekly meeting

The decision is delegated to the Head of Department. These arrangements are part of the Council's Standing Orders. Most decisions on planning applications are made this way.

At a meeting of the Planning and Highways Committee

The Committee generally considers applications for larger or more controversial developments. The Committee meets about every three weeks. There are no meetings during August.

You can view the agendas and minutes of past Planning and Highways Committees. You can also view provisional agendas of future Planning and Highways Committees.

Attending a committee meeting

You can attend a committee meeting when your application is being considered. 

The applicant and an objector, or someone representing a group, may speak at the meeting. This will be at the discretion of the Chair of the Committee.

There are Planning and Highways Committee Guidance Notes for Public Speakers. These are for people wishing to speak at a Committee meeting.

Please note: You can obtain a hearing loop device or headphones from the County Hall Reception.

Contact Us

Planning Services Development Management Wakefield Council Wakefield One PO Box 700 Wakefield WF1 2EB

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