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Area 1 Planning Committee

Purpose of committee


Functions relating to town and country planning and development control for the Wards of Cage Green; Castle; Hadlow (that part within the parish of Hadlow); Higham; Hildenborough; Judd; Medway; Trench and Vauxhall.


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.


As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, a supplement to the Borough Council’s Constitution setting out temporary arrangements for the use of video-conferencing facilities and rules for public speaking at area planning committees has been published.  The Protocol supports the implementation of virtual meetings as permitted by the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020. These temporary arrangements are in place until 7 May 2021.


Meetings of the Borough Council are live streamed via our YouTube channel.





Contact information

Support officer: Democratic Services. Email: committee.services@tmbc.gov.uk