Most planning decisions (over 90%) are made by a senior council officer, but some are made by a panel of councillors. Plans Panels deal with the larger, more complex or controversial applications or ones which have a wider significance to local communities.
There are three plans panels covering the city – North and East Plans Panel, South and West Plans Panel and City Plans Panel (formerly East, West and City Centre). Panel meetings take place at the Civic Hall in Leeds and are open to the public. We will let you know if the application you have commented is going to be dealt with by the panel so you can attend. There is also the opportunity to speak at the meeting. The deadline for notifying us that you wish to speak is 5pm on the Tuesday before the meeting.
Panel dates, agendas and minutes are available by clicking on the links above. Reports are available on the website five days before the meeting and minutes within five days of the meeting which approved them. The process for pre-applications has been amended and a new protocol explaining the changes will be available soon.
A leaflet (to be updated) describing who attends, what happen and who can speak at the meetings is available from the Downloads below. To find out about the decision you will need to monitor Public Access www.leeds.gov.uk/publicaccess see the Related pages.