We have four area planning committees and one strategic planning committee that oversee the administration of the planning process throughout the county.
View and download past and upcoming committee meeting agendas and minutes for your area:
Development Control have
area planning committees every three weeks, dates of upcoming committee meetings can be found on the
committees diary page.
There are certain rules governing attendance and speaking at committees in support or against planning applications.
Anyone wishing to speak in favour or against an application at a meeting will need to register before by either calling the relevant committee administrator on the relevant number below or in person no later than 5.50pm on the day of the meeting:
- 01225 718504 – Western Area Planning
- 01249 706610 – Northern Area Planning
- 01225 718211 – Eastern Area Planning
- 01225 718376 – Southern Area Planning
The Chairman will allow up to three speakers in favour and up to three speakers against an application.
Each speaker will be given up to three minutes and invited to speak immediately prior to the item being considered.
The rules on public participation in respect of planning applications are detailed in our Planning code of good practice 67kb for Members of Wiltshire Council.
There is also a stategic planning committee that deals with major developments that
could have an impact on local residents, more information can be found on the strategic
planning committee pages
The relevant committees make decisions on those applications that have been referred
to it. There are a numbers of reasons for referral but the most common are where a councillor has requested
this, or where the planning officer considers that the committee needs to make the decision. The majority
of planning applications (around 95%) are decided by the planning officers under what’s known as ‘delegated
powers’. For more detailed information you can look at our Scheme of delegation 56kb
Last updated: 6 January 2016