The remit of the Planning and
Environment is outlined as follows:
action under Town and Country Planning, and associated legislation
including Part 8 of the Anti Social
Behaviour Act 2003 relating to high hedges.
planning applications which involve a significant
departure from the statutory development plan;
planning applications on behalf of the Council or
where the Council has a significant
interest in the development;
planning applications within the categories of
development which must be referred to the Mayor of London;
matters of significance to the entire borough or
where major issues extend across boundaries of sub-committees or
across local government boundaries.
Contaminated land and all statutory nuisances.
registration and town and village greens including powers of
protection and enforcement although in practice these specific
functions will be discharged by officers.
(Which may include considering the recommendations
of a non-statutory inquiry chaired by an independent
highways functions (including highways use and regulation, access
to the countryside, arrangements and extinguishment of public
rights of way) which are limited to:
creating, stopping up and diverting
footpaths and bridleways
asserting and protecting public rights
to use highways
removing things deposited on highways
which cause nuisance
6. Health and Safety regulation
(otherwise than as an employer).