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Planning for non-planning members

  • Wednesday 15 June, 9.00am - 12.00pm
  • Chamber, County Hall, Carmarthen
  • Contributors: Rhodri Griffiths (Head of Place and Sustainability), Ian Llewelyn (Forward Planning Manager), Hugh Towns (Development Management, Enforcement and Regional Minerals and Waste Manager Management Officer), Steve Pound (Principal Building Control Surveyor), Rosie Carmichael (Rural Conservation Manager), Steve Murphy (Senior Solicitor)


  • To enable all Councillors to gain a broad understanding of the following (the level of detail and matters covered within each point will differ from that covered with the Planning Committee Members on previous days):
  • Introduction to the planning system for Councillors: Positive Planning and the new legislative process;
  • Background to the Development Plan: National Policy and Local Development Plan;
  • Explanation of the decision making process and the role of Councillors in that process;
  • Section 106 agreements and developer contributions;
  • Code of Conduct for Councillors in Planning Matters and the Protocol re Representations to the County Council on Planning Applications;
  • The possibilities and limitations of Planning Agreements and conditions;
  • Enforcement: an overview;
  • Conservation Areas and Listed Buildings  - explanation of additional considerations;
  • Biodiversity net benefit;
  • Minerals and Waste Planning;
  • Building control and dangerous structures.