Places Committee

Tasks and responsibilities

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The remit of the Places Committee (PLA) is to:

  • develop and review charges, policies, strategies and service plans for the delivery of the services within the Committee’s remit.
  • approve the Revenue and Capital Budgets for the services included in the Committee’s remit and to monitor and control these budgets including dealing with over-expenditure.
  • scrutinise performance relating to service delivery and implementation of strategy, policy and service plans.
  • review the effectiveness of the standard and level of services provided in accordance with the Council's commitment to Best Value and continuous improvement.
  • make decisions about entering into partnerships including consultation with other agencies and organisations, as appropriate, in order to achieve a collaborative and effective approach to service delivery.
  • consider representations, consultations etc from Government and statutory bodies and to make representations to Ministers and those bodies regarding services included in the Committee’s remit.
  • promote sustainable development and equal opportunities in the conduct of Council business and the delivery of services.
  • consider the impact of decisions on communities, specifically taking into consideration the issues of equality, poverty and rurality.
  • ensure that all decisions take into account the Resource, Legal, Climate Change/Carbon Clever, Risk and Gaelic implications that need to be considered

Planning Applications are determined at the North Planning Applications Committee (Wards 1-10) and the South Planning Applications Committee (Wards 11-21). Planning matters which are subject to a Notice of Amendment (Planning) are re-considered at the Places Committee.

Further details of the terms of reference and the powers and duties delegated to the Committee are set out in the Council's Scheme of Delegation.

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