Sometimes the planning process is helped by allowing a developer to brief elected members about emerging planning proposals. These developer briefings will usually take place at an early stage in the pre-application process.
The briefings are not formal council meetings. But they are run in a fair, transparent and consistent way and they follow set procedures.
What is the purpose of developers' briefings?
- to ensure members are aware of significant applications before they are formally considered by the development control committee
- to make consideration of the plans at a subsequent development control committee more informed and effective
- to ensure issues are identified early in the application process, and improve the quality of applications
- to ensure members are aware when applications raise issues of corporate or strategic importance
- to assist the pre-application process, and avoid potential delays at later stages