Planning Protective Services and Licensing
The PPSL is scheduled to meet on a monthly basis, with the exception of July when the Council is in recess.
Services Covered by the PPSL Committee
Listed below are examples of the services that the PPSL are authorised to undertake. Further detail on the responsibilities of the PPSL can be obtained from Part C of the Constitution.
a) To introduce, make, review, amend or revoke any order, rules or bye-law or give any direction or notice;
b) To determine any application for any permission or licence (including the holding of any hearing which may be required arising from the statute, statutory regulation or administrative procedure of the Council) and the enforcement of the relevant legislation in respect of the Council’s functions in relation thereto;
c) To take any other steps in relation to any of the services which the Committee may consider necessary or desirable.
In respect of a) to c) above the Committee is authorised to carry out these actions in relation to a wide range of functions, for example;
- To determine major developments as defined in the Town and Country Planning (Hierarchy of Development) (Scotland) Regulations 2008, where approval of the application would not be a significant departure from the Development Plan;
- To determine any application which requires an Area Capacity Evaluation to be undertaken as part of the policy assessment;
- To determine applications for planning permission defined in the Town and Country Planning (Hierarchy of Development) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 as “local developments”;
- To determine the imposition of a Fixed Penalty Notice under the Planning Etc (Scotland) Act 2006 Section 25 and temporary stop notices under Section 26;
- To undertake, either as a committee or sub-committee, the preparation for and determination of any application which is subject to a local review entitlement;