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Planning FAQs

Decision-making in the plan-making process

Who decides whether to adopt planning policy documents?

There are 3 ways that decisions can be made on whether to adopt planning policy documents.

  1. Council Assembly
  • approves budget and policy frameworks
  • decides whether the Local Plan is ready to be submitted for Examination
  • decides when to adopt a plan
  1. Cabinet
  • decides on resources and priorities
  • decides on how to deliver and implement the approved budget and policy frameworks
  • agrees consultation on the council’s policy frameworks, key strategic documents and decisions
  1. Individual cabinet members

  • decide on matters that fall within their responsibility
  • all key decisions taken by individual cabinet members are listed on the Forward Plan
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Page last updated: 18 July 2024


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