The Planning Committee deals with matters
relating to town and country planning and development control,
including the determination of planning applications.
meetings of the Planning Committees are public where elected
councillors meet to decide whether planning applications are
approved or refused. Anyone can attend planning committee
meetings and listen to the discussions. Public seating is
available and visitors can enter and leave the meeting for the
applications in which they are interested.
The public can speak
at the meetings of the Planning Committee before members of the
committee take their decision. Anyone who has written to the
council about a planning application will be contacted when it is
due to go to committee, and told how they can speak at the
There are two
non-voting Co-Opted Members of the Planning Committee who are
appointed each year by the Council:
One to represent the interests of trade and commerce
in Thurrock; and
One to represent the interests of heritage and/or
the countryside and conservation.
This meeting is open to the public, although in
considering some items of business, the press and public may be
requested to leave the meeting.