How often does your Planning Committee meet?
Our Planning Committee meets every four weeks to make decisions on planning applications in Ryedale. We also look at whether to take action against unauthorised development. We are advised by professional planners who carefully assess proposals alongside local and national planning policies.
You can view our Planning Committee meeting dates and agendas here in our Committee Diary.
Are planning applications advertised?
In Ryedale, all planning applications are advertised by displaying a site notice.
With some applications, we publicise in a local newspaper, giving the public 21 days to make comments.
How can I comment on a planning application?
If you wish to comment on a planning application, you can ask to speak at the Committee. If you wish to address the Committee, please contact Customer Services before 11 a.m. on the day of the meeting.
Only one person is allowed to speak from each of:
- The Parish (or Town) Council
- A supporter
- An objector
- The applicant (or their agent)
Remember, if you have already written to express your views on the application, the Planning Officer will have already taken your views into account when preparing the report. Please see our Planning Committee procedures guide.
How long does a decision take?
A decision is usually made in eight weeks.
How are decisions made?
- Once your application is in the system, anyone contacted directly or indirectly can make positive or negative comments about your proposal
- The Planning Officer’s report will be put together for the Planning Committee and will be available for anyone to look at, five working days before the meeting
- You should find out the Planning Officer’s likely decision. You can do this by contacting the Planning Officer or looking at the Committee papers.
- This gives you one last chance to contact us if you think we have misunderstood any part of your proposal or if you feel anything needs further comment.
- The outcome will be sent to you by letter. This will clearly explain the reasons why your planning application has been approved or refused.
The Councillors who sit on the Planning Committee have considerable experience and training in dealing with applications.
Although our Planning Committee decides the major applications and those which attract significant objections, the power to deal with most minor applications has been delegated to the Head of Planning.
For further information on what applications are delegated, please see our Scheme of Delegation.