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About the Planning Committee

The Planning Committee is responsible for making decisions on planning applications, planning enforcement and other operational planning and building control matters.

The Planning Committee is comprised of 12 Councillors and meets every month.  Its role is to consider significant planning applications for development and deal with all development control issues, including tree and enforcement matters.  The Planning Scheme of Delegation is used to decide which items are to be considered by the Committee and can be found here.

(The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority is responsible for planning policy and development control within its area, which covers around two-thirds of the land area of Craven.)

Audio Recording of Committee Meetings

We make a recording of each Planning Committee meeting and store them on Soundcloud, an audio streaming website.  If you wish to listen to a recording then please visit the Soundcloud website.  Visit the Soundcloud website here.

Public Participation at Planning Committee Meetings

Guidance for public speakers at Planning Committee

Planning Good Practice Guidance for Members

The Planning Good Practice Guidance is prepared for the assistance of Members in dealing with planning matters; this includes decision making meetings of the Council where planning functions of the planning authority are exercised and less formal occasions such as meetings with officers or the public or consultative meetings. It applies equally to planning enforcement matters and site specific policy issues as it does to planning applications.

Download the Planning Good Practice Guidance for Members (PDF)

The agenda and meeting papers will be available for download five working days before the meeting.  If you have any queries about the availability of the papers or for any other Council / Committee information then please contact the Democratic Services Team by e-mailing or by telephone (01756) 706226.

Committee Membership

  • Councillor Lis (Chair)
  • Councillor Ireton (Vice Chair)
  • Councillor Brown
  • Councillor Handley
  • Councillor Harbron
  • Councillor Heseltine
  • Councillor Morrell
  • Councillor Place
  • Councillor Pringle
  • Councillor Rose
  • Councillor Shuttleworth
  • Councillor Sutcliffe

Substitute Members

  • Councillor Hull
  • Councillor Solloway
  • Councillor Madeley
  • Councillor Noland
  • 2 Vacancies