A non-executive body established to provide an opportunity for:
(i) the applicant to explain the proposals and to clarify queries arising;
(ii) local residents and organisations to put forward their views at an earlier stage on significant planning applications and issues to officers and representatives of the Planning Committee; and
(iii) officers and members to listen to the ideas and issues raised and concerns expressed prior to consideration at a subsequent Planning Committee.
The Panel proceedings to be noted and fed back to Committee. The Panels do not have any decision-making powers.