Planning Committee


The Planning Committee consists of nine Members with one Member from each ward (St Mary’s ward can be represented by any Town Councillor who is either a District or County Council Member for the ward if so desired). Members of the public and non-committee Members are entitled to attend these meetings. 

Terms of reference:

  1. To respond to planning applications as a statutory consultee where they have not being delegated to the Town Clerk in liaison with the Ward Member(s).
  2. To consider and monitor Development Plans and Strategic Planning issues and proposals by statutory undertakings and to respond as a consultee to any consultation document relating to planning issues.
  3. To consider all planning aspects of development and matters of transportation within the town.
  4. To deal with such matters as may be referred to this committee by the Council.

The following councillors are members of the committee:

Cllr Alan Bacon
Cllr Noel Brown
Cllr Qaser Chaudhry
Cllr Tony Franks
Cllr Peter Hudson
Cllr Joseph Baum
Cllr Roderick McCulloch
Cllr Nick Southworth
Cllr Diana Varley

All plans can be viewed on Chiltern District Council’s website:

Download the 2019 Planning Papers
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2nd December 2019
Agenda and Reports (PDF 1,271 KB)
Minutes (PDF 798KB)

4th November 2019
Agenda and Reports (PDF 3,454 KB)
Minutes (PDF 783 KB)

7th October  20194th 
Agenda and Reports (PDF 6,058 KB)
Minutes (PDF 788 KB)

9th September 2019
Agenda and Reports (PDF 2,407 KB)

12th August 2019
Agenda and Reports (PDF 2.5 MB)
Supplementary Report (PDF, 1.3 MB)
Minutes (PDF, 863 KB)

15th July  2019
Agenda and Reports (PDF 818 KB)
Minutes (PDF 792 KB)

17th June  2019
Agenda and Reports (PDF 1 MB)
Minutes (9.2 MB)

13th May 2019
Agenda and Reports (PDF 3.3 MB)
Minutes (PDF 1.1 MB)

15th April 2019
Agenda and Reports (PDF 5.4 MB)
Minutes (1,192 KB)

18th March 2019
Agenda and Reports (PDF 6.5 MB)
Minutes (PDF 1 MB)

11th February 2019
Agenda and Reports (PDF 2.3 MB)
Minutes (PDF 615 KB)

14th January 2019
Agenda and Reports(PDF 301 KB)
Minutes (PDF 606 KB)


Download the 2018 Planning Papers
Download the 2017 Planning Papers

The Planning Committee supersedes the Development Control Committee, which was abolished in May 2017. You can view an archive of Development Control papers