Western Area Planning Sub-Committee

Information about the role of the committee, which councillors sit on it, who chairs the committee, when are the meetings, are they open to the public, can the public speak at the committees, what decisions are made, how and when can you view the agenda and minutes and which areas does it cover.  

What is the role of the Western Area Planning Sub-Committee?

The role of the Western Area Planning Sub-Committee is to determine planning applications and related planning matters for western area of the East Riding.

The Western Area Planning Sub-Committee also has delegated Functions to determine applications under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, alter and object to proposed street names, authorise the making of orders and agreements in relation to public rights of way and authorise the making of applications to the Magistrates' Court for the diversion or stopping of highways.

The sub-committee's full terms of reference and delegated functions can be viewed in the council's constitution.

Which areas in the East Riding does Western Area Planning cover?

Western Area Planning deals with planning and associated matters only within the following wards:

  • Cottingham North
  • Cottingham South
  • Dale
  • Goole North
  • Goole South
  • Hessle
  • Howden
  • Howdenshire
  • Pocklington Provincial
  • Snaith, Airmyn, Rawcliffe and Marshlands
  • South Hunsley
  • Tranby
  • Willerby and Kirk Ella
  • Wolds Weighton.

The following document contains a map of the areas covered by Western Area Planning:

Eastern and Western Planning Areas (pdf 688kb)

Which councillors sit on the Sub-Committee?


Councillor Wilkinson (Chair)
Councillor West, P (Vice Chair)
Councillor Abraham     
Councillor Coultish
Councillor Fox
Councillor Hammond
Councillor Meredith
Councillor Rudd
Councillor Weeks

(Councillor Sargeantson - Substitute)


Councillor Jump

Liberal Democrat

Councillor Bovill
Councillor Nolan

Who chairs the meetings?

Councillor Wilkinson is the chair of the Sub-Committee and chairs the meetings.

When are the meetings?

Western Area Planning Sub-Committee meetings

 Date Time Venue 
Tuesday, 20 July 2021
2.00 pm
County Hall, Beverley*
Tuesday, 10 August 2021
2.00 pm
County Hall, Beverley*
Tuesday, 31 August 2021
2.00 pm County Hall, Beverley
Tuesday, 21 September 2021
2.00 pm County Hall, Beverley
Tuesday, 12 October 2021
2.00 pm
County Hall, Beverley
Tuesday, 2 November 2021 2.00 pm County Hall, Beverley
Tuesday, 23 November 2021 
2.00 pm
County Hall, Beverley
Tuesday, 14 December 2021
2.00 pm
County Hall, Beverley
Tuesday, 18 January 2022
2.00 pm
County Hall, Beverley
Tuesday, 8 February 2022
2.00 pm County Hall, Beverley
Tuesday, 1 March 2022
2.00 pm
County Hall, Beverley
Tuesday,  22 March 2022 2.00 pm
County Hall, Beverley
Tuesday, 12 April 2022
2.00 pm
County Hall, Beverley

*Public and press attendance at meetings? 

In order to prevent the spread of Covid-19, a maximum of only 4 people will be permitted entry to the public gallery - places must be booked in advance by contacting the committee manager on the contact details below. Members of the public and press are instead encouraged to view proceedings on the council's committee meetings YouTube channel.

Visit the remote meetings access page for details on how to remotely view public committee meetings.

Are meetings open to the public?

Under normal circumstances, yes. Meetings are open to the public but there may be some matters which may be considered in private. During such situations, members of the public will be asked to leave the meeting at this point. The circumstances under which we can consider matters in private are tightly controlled by law.


Please note: refreshments are not normally available for members of the public to access at meetings.

Can I record, film, take photographs or use social media during meetings?

Yes, new legislation means that you can film, record, take photos and use social media during open meetings. For more information please visit the photography, filming and social media use page.

Can members of the public speak at meetings?

Under normal circumstances, yes, but only if they have registered to speak on an application prior to the meeting taking place, however, members of the public are not permitted to ask questions at these meetings.

For further details on registering to speak, please look at the Speaking at a planning committee meeting page.

What decisions can the sub-committee make on an application?

The sub-committee can make the following decisions:

Approve - this means that the application can go ahead.

Refuse - this means that the application cannot go ahead.

Defer - either for members to carry out a site visit before making a decision, or for members to request more information from other parties before the application is brought back to be considered by the committee.

Defer and delegate approval or refusal - this means that the Sub-committee gives authority to the Director to approve or refuse an application subject to the provisos in the report without the need for the application to be reconsidered by the Sub-Committee.

Refer to the Planning Committee - this means that the Sub-Committee has voted to approve an application which is contrary to the council's planning policies and therefore has to be referred to the Planning Committee for determination.

How and when can I view agenda and minutes?


Agendas and reports are placed on public deposit five clear working days before each meeting and can be downloaded by selecting the relevant agenda below.

Reports containing exempt or confidential matters will not, however, be available.


Minutes are placed on public deposit at least five clear working days after each meeting and can be downloaded by selecting the relevant minute below.

Please note: agendas and minutes of meetings prior to those available online may be obtained by contacting the committee manager, Jayne Dale:

Email: jayne.dale@eastriding.gov.uk

Telephone: (01482) 393201

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Democratic Services
County Hall
Cross Street
East Riding of Yorkshire
HU17 9BA 

Can I learn more about the planning process?

Read about what happens after you apply for planning permission to find out how a planning application is processed, how residents are consulted and what to do if an application is turned down. 

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