determination of all types of application for development and the
use of land submitted under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990
and associated legislation and consents required under associated
legislation including Conservation Area Consents, Listed Building
Consents and Advertisement Consents;
authorisation of enforcement action in respect of any breach of
control under the Town and Country Planning Act or associated
(iii) The authority to
refer to the Council for decision any matter falling in a. above if
felt necessary and to make recommendations to the Council in
respect of such matters;
The authority to convene Planning Panels in accordance with the
terms agreed by Planning Committee on 19.1.99 or any amendment to
the terms agreed by resolution of the Committee;
(v) The authority to
convene member site visits in respect of any matter falling in a.
or b. in accordance with the Code of Conduct agreed by Planning
Committee on 20.1.01 or any amendment to the Code of Practice
agreed by resolution of the Committee; and
All other functions set out in Part A and Part I (paragraphs 1-12)
of Schedule 1 of the Local Authorities (Functions Responsibilities)
(England) Regulations 2000 where applicable.
How can I make a
representation (“deputation”) to a meeting of the
Council’s Planning Committee?
These procedures apply to an “involved
party”, meaning any person, group or body directly involved
with the relevant item to be discussed by the Planning Committee
(e.g. applicant, objector) or any other
party with a direct planning related interest in the matter.
Any involved party wishing to make a
representation to the Planning Committee may do so, either in
writing or verbally, provided the procedures set out below are
How to request a
deputation to the Planning Committee
All requests for a deputation to the Planning
Committee must be submitted in writing (letter or email) to:
Planning Committee, Governance & Scrutiny Team
Chief Executive Department
PO Box 50, 1st Floor, Civic Centre
We need to have your request at the latest by
10:00 am on the day of the meeting that you wish to speak
at. Your letter should state which
matter it relates to and the nature of the deputation, name and contact details.
How the deputation
Only deputations opposing the recommendation in the report will be
A maximum of two deputations will be received on any one agenda
An opportunity to respond to deputations is made available.
No new matters outside the original submission may be raised in
Deputations and responses are limited to five minutes.
Where there is more than one request to speak on a matter, the
deputees will be invited to make a
joint deputation with a single speaker for a total of five minutes,
or to share the five minute time
allocation between them.
Should the Chair be of the opinion that
a deputee is simply repeating points
previously made by another deputee on
the same matter, the Chair may at any time call for an end to the
Representations must deal with the planning issues only.
Representations will be in the public domain as the planning
process is a public one.
A petition may be presented as part of the address of the
deputation, provided the petition relates to the subject matter of
Involved parties may also ask a ward
councillor to speak on their behalf.
Planning Committee will only agree to accept
representations made outside these procedures where there are
exceptional circumstances, for example if someone can show they
have been prejudiced by a failure to follow procedures.
Members of the public at the meeting must not
speak to or lobby members of the Planning Committee during the course of the meeting, except by way of a
deputation address. Documents must not
be passed to members.
Any involved party concerned with any matter
on the agenda for a meeting of the Planning Committee may make
written representations to that committee. Such written representations will be circulated to
members of the Planning Committee (as well as officers and ward
councillors if appropriate) if received by 10:00am on the day of
How to find out the dates of Planning
Committee meetings, what’s on the agenda, and who your ward
The dates of all Planning Committee meetings,
the current agenda and details of your ward councillors are
available on the democracy pages of the Council’s website
(www.enfield.gov.uk) or you
can telephone the Governance & Scrutiny Team on Tel: 020 8132
1558 or 020 8132 1915.
Petitions received at any time prior to noon
on the day of the Planning Committee meeting will, at the
discretion of the Chair, either:
received at the meeting, or
(ii) be reported at
the meeting by an officer when the relevant item on the agenda is
reached, in which case the original document shall be available for
inspection by members of the committee.
Petitions may also be presented as part of a
deputation address as mentioned above.
If you have any
questions regarding the above please
contact the Governance & Scrutiny Team on 020 8132 1558 or 020