Planning Referrals - Assembly Observers

MQT on 2000-12-20
Session date: 
December 20, 2000
Question By: 
John Biggs
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Will the Mayor accept the principle of Assembly Member observers at meetings to formally consider planning referrals to him?


Answer for Planning Referrals - Assembly Observers

Answer for Planning Referrals - Assembly Observers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My decision making procedures for dealing with planning referrals would not be helped by opening up meetings to Assembly Members. Where the views of the Assembly would assist me, I can refer cases to the Assembly's Planning Committee under its terms of reference. I will, of course, take account of representations made to me by Assembly Members. Assembly Members can discuss cases with staff in my Planning Decisions Unit, who include representations in their reports to me.