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Committee details

Planning Development Management Committee

Purpose of committee

In accordance with UK and Scottish Government guidance, meetings of this Committee will be held remotely as required. In these circumstances the meetings will be recorded and thereafter published on the Council’s website at the following link




Service Updates for this Committee can be viewed here:-

PDMC Service Updates


Please note that online agendas are retained indefinitely


Terms of Reference operational from 1 April 2020



To ensure the effective undertaking of the Development Management and Building Standards duties of the Council.



The Committee will:

1.            determine all applications for consent or permission except those local applications which fall to be determined by an appointed officer under the adopted Scheme of Delegation or for which a Pre Determination Hearing has been held;

2.            visit application sites where agreed;

3.            make Orders and issue Notices;

4.            approve development briefs and masterplans;

5.            adopt non-statutory planning management guidance;

6.            conduct pre-determination hearings in pursuance of the provisions contained within Section 38A of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997; and

7.            determine an application for planning permission for a development where a pre determination hearing is held in terms of s38A of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997.


Executive Lead:  Chief Officer – Strategic Place Planning



Contact information

Support officer: Lynsey McBain, Committee Officer, on 01224 522123 or email