Frequently asked questions

What is the planning scheme of delegation?

The Corporate Director may determine any Application submitted to the authority unless:

  • The application is in the opinion of the Development Manager, in consultation with the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Planning Committee, of significant public interest; would have a significant impact on the environment; or should otherwise be referred to Members due to its significance in some other respect; or
  • A Member requests in writing with valid planning reasons, within 7 days of the public consultation period ending, that an application should be subject of consideration by the Planning Committee; or
  • A Parish Council requests in writing with valid planning reasons, within 7 days of the public consultation period ending, that an application should be subject of consideration by the Planning Committee; or
  • The applicant or landowner is Braintree District Council; or
  • The applicant, or agent, is a Councillor or a Council employee, or the applicant, or agent, is a close relative of a Councillor or Council employee.

“Application” means any application for: planning consent (outline/full/reserved matters) including temporary consents, renewal of unimplemented consents and variation/removal of conditions; listed building consent; advertisement consent, or hazardous substances consents.

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