Area Planning Committees consider and
determine, within their respective geographical areas, planning
applications which fall outside of the remit of Strategic Planning
Committee and are not delegated to officers.
The Area Planning Committees also consider
matters of local importance within each area, such as the
designation and amendment of conservation areas, Village Design
Statements and Parish Plans in the planning context, registration
of common land for town and village greens, variation of rights of
common and issues in relation to public rights of way.