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Committee details

Area Planning Committee (South and West)

Purpose of committee

The Area Planning Committee (South and West) consists of 16 Members of the Council comprising 8 members representing Electoral Divisions within the Committee’s area and 8 other Members from the rest of the County excluding Members of the Cabinet.


Area Planning Committees have the following functions for their areas:


  • Functions relating to Town and Country Planning and Development Control as set out in Section A of Schedule 1 to the 2000 Regulations unless those matters fall within the remit of the County Planning Committee
  • Power to make limestone pavement order
  • Powers relating to the protection of important hedgerows
  • Powers relating to the preservation of trees
  • Powers relating to complaints about high hedges




Contact information

Support officer: Kirsty Charlton. 03000 269705


Democratic Services
Durham County Council
County Hall
County Durham
03000 269 714