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Planning and Highways Committee

This page lists the meetings for Planning and Highways Committee.

Information about Planning and Highways Committee

 

This Committee is responsible for planning applications, Tree Preservation Orders, enforcement action and some highway, footpath, road safety and traffic management issues for the whole City. It is also responsible for determination of City Centre planning, development of transport matters and strategic development projects.

 

Recording of Meetings

 

Recording is allowed at Planning Committees under the direction of the Chair of the meeting. The protocol on audio/visual recording and photography provides further information.

 

Planning Applications

 

Planning applications online allows you to view details of planning applications.

 

Speaking at Planning and Highways Committee Meetings

 

The public are able to speak at a Planning and Highways Committee meeting.   This is restricted to one person to speak for and one person to speak against a planning application report recommendation for up to five minutes each.  However, at the Chair’s discretion, more speakers may be allowed to speak with the same time allowance, although the Chair will ask and is keen to ensure that they don’t repeat any issues already raised by previous speakers.  Where possible, it is helpful for a nominated person to speak on behalf of a group of people wanting to speak, although it is appreciated this is not always possible.

 

Speakers addressing the Committee should cover all their points in the time allowed, objectors to a planning application will speak first followed by the applicant. It is also important, when speaking, to address the planning policy issues in respect of the proposed development, as the Committee has to make a decision on these matters.

 

Those who go over their time limit will be asked politely by the Chair to end their representations. People will not be allowed to speak again after they have spoken, unless invited to do so by the Chair of the meeting.  After representations to the Committee, questions from Members will be answered by the officers, unless it is considered necessary by the Chair for the applicant/agent/objector to respond. 

 

Although the Government has lifted all Covid-19 restrictions, the Council are still operating under Social Distancing Rules and you must register to speak by emailing committee@sheffield.gov.uk no later than 2pm on the Friday before the Committee.  This is necessary to facilitate the management of attendance at the meeting to maintain social distancing.  You will also be asked for your email address and phone number (details of how we will use and keep your information can be found here).  The Principal Committee Secretary will ask you to confirm that you do not object to your details being passed on to other people who wish to speak, to encourage the selection of a single spokesperson, if this is necessary.  Where agreement on a spokesperson is not reached, speakers will be chosen on a first come, first served basis. 

 

Due health and safety restrictions in place to ensure current social distancing rules in our meeting rooms, we are unable to guarantee entrance to observers, as priority will be given to registered speakers. To observe the meeting as a member of the public, please click on the ‘view the webcast’ link provided on the meeting page of the website and then click on the ‘Click for more details about Planning and Highways Committee’ header which will enable you to see the presentations made. 

 

Any additional issues raised in any representations, which are not already addressed in the officer report, will, be added to the Supplementary Report (this document details any late representations, explanations and clarifications received after the agenda has been published) and summarised by the Planning Officer at the meeting. Any representations submitted in relation to an item to be presented at Planning Committee must be submitted 24 hours before the meeting commences to be taken into account.

 

Please note that meetings will be filmed for live or subsequent broadcast via the council’s website. See the Council’s Webcasting Notice for more details.

If you have a general enquiry regarding Planning Applications, please visit the Planning section of our website.

 

**PLEASE NOTE: Meetings of Planning and Highways Committee have to be held as physical meetings. Social distancing restrictions and other public health safety measures still apply. The Council Chamber can accommodate all Planning and Highways Committee Members, plus officers, and a limited number of members of the public within a safe indoor environment. However, if you would like to attend the meeting, you must register to attend by emailing committee@sheffield.gov.uk  2 clear days in advance of the date of the meeting. This is necessary to facilitate the management of attendance at the meeting to maintain social distancing. In order to ensure safe access and to protect all attendees, you will be required to wear a face covering (unless you have an exemption) at all times within the venue. It is also recommended that you undertake a Covid-19 Rapid Lateral Flow Test within two days of the meeting. You can order tests online to be delivered to your home address, or you can collect tests from a local pharmacy. Further details of these tests and how to obtain them can be accessed here - Order coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow tests - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). We are unable to guarantee entrance to observers, as priority will be given to registered speakers. To observe the meeting as a member of the public, please click on the ‘view the webcast’ link provided on the meeting page of the website and then click on the ‘Click for more details about Planning and Highways Committee’ header which will enable you to see the presentations made.