Last week the District Council’s Cabinet approved a report that recommended the District Council abandons its two development management committees and reverts to one – as was the case prior to 1996.
The rationale is that the National Park Authority handles the major applications within its area which redeuces the workload. Furthermore, about one third of all applications coming before the development management committees are small scale, domestic applications, such as extensions, on account of parish council objections that officers recommend to permit. Overwhelmingly, the committees approve these applications.
Full Council will make the final decision on this, and other, ... More