Committee details

Area 1 Planning Committee

Purpose of committee

Functions relating to town and country planning and development control for the Wards of Cage Green & Angel, Higham, Hildenborough, Judd, Trench and Vauxhall (subject to formal approval by Council)


Each Area Planning Committee has been appointed to make decisions on planning applications and related matters and exercise all functions of the Council as the Local Planning Authority relating to their respective wards as specified in Schedule 1 to the Local Authorities (Functions and Responsibilities) (England) Regulations 2000 except where recommended for approval in fundamental conflict with the plans and strategies which together comprise the Development Plan.


To be able to speak at meetings of the Planning Committee, residents need to submit a formal comment to Planning Services at least two days before the meeting and register with Democratic Services by 5pm on the day before the meeting.


Email who will be able to offer further guidance on the rules for public speaking.


Most of the Borough Council meetings are livestreamed giving residents the opportunity to see decision making in action.  These can be watched via our YouTube channel.  When it is not possible to livestream meetings they are recorded and uploaded as soon as possible.



Contact information

Support officer: Democratic Services. Email: