Agenda and minutes

Planning Performance Review Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 18 February 2020 6:00 pm

Venue: Barking Town Hall

Contact: John Dawe, Democratic Services Officer 

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Apologies for Absence


Apologies were submitted on behalf of Councillor A Achilleos.


Declaration of Members' Interests


There were no declarations of interest.  


Review of Planning Decisions pdf icon PDF 195 KB


In line with the terms of reference of the Sub-Committee, Members chose six planning applications to evaluate from a random sample of twenty submitted to the Council since January 2019, as selected by the Chair.


The Sub-Committee having reviewed all six applications was satisfied that the relevant planning policies and criteria had been applied in each case.


The Sub-Committee then reviewed both the forty-two appeal decisions and the one overturned decision, issued also since 1 January, as detailed in Appendix 2 and 3 to the report. In respect to the former it was noted that just over 20% of appeals had been allowed which demonstrated an exceptionally good appeal performance.


A full report detailing the Sub Committee findings from the evaluation will be submitted to the Planning Committee in March 2020.