Our Planning and Access Committee usually meets once a month in public to consider certain planning applications, enforcement actions, policy papers, legal agreements and access matters.
Agendas and papers are posted on this website one week in advance.
Who are the Members?
There are ten members (quorum 5). Legislation requires half the committee plus one be elected (ie elected councillors or directly elected to the authority by local communities).
Owen McKee (Chair)
Petra Biberbach (Deputy Chair)
What happens at the meetings?
Different types of applications are considered by the Members at the meetings; for further details see the Delegation Scheme.
Our Standing Orders clearly set out how the meetings operate and we also have simple advice leaflets that explain what happens at the meetings:
- Planning and Access Committee Advice Leaflet
- Hearing Advice Leaflet
- Members Site Visit Advice Leaflet
The location of meetings may vary depending on the items on the agenda. If a site visit is being held prior to the meeting, it will be at a venue as near to the site as possible.
Notices of meetings will be placed at our offices in Balloch and Callander, on our website and at the Headquarters of each of the four Councils within the Park area.
Speaking at the Committee
If you have written in support or objection to a planning application, you can speak at the Planning and Access Committee meeting. If you wish to speak then you must complete and return our Participation Form two and a half clear working days prior to the day of the meeting.