Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Planning Committee meetings

Coronavirus has impacted the way the Council makes decisions. Prior to the passing of new regulations by the Government, some decisions were taken using urgency procedures by the Leader of the Council and Senior Officers. The regulations made under the Coronavirus Act 2020 are now in effect until May 2021 and as such, Selby District Council is now delivering remote meetings. The meetings will be on Microsoft Teams, viewable online by the public. The agendas for these meetings will be published as normal on the Council's website.

What will happen?

  • Each application will begin with the respective Planning Officer presenting the report including details about the application location, outlining their recommendations and give an update on any additional representations that have been received. The officer will also answer any queries from the committee.
  • Members of the committee will then debate the application, consider recommendations, and then make a decision on the application.
  • Public speaking has now been reintroduced at Planning Committee. Those wishing to register to speak should do so by contacting by no later than 3pm on the Monday before the Committee meeting (which are held on Wednesdays). If it is a bank holiday, the deadline to speak is 3pm on the Tuesday before the Committee. 

How often are the Planning Committees held? 

We have a provisional calendar of meetings. The Planning Committees are usually held on a Wednesday every 4 weeks. However, this may change depending upon the volume of business as we emerge from lockdown. 

The Remote Meetings Regulations provide flexibility in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, and allow meetings to be moved, called or cancelled without further notice. For this reason, the public are encouraged to check the Council calendar in case changes have had to be made at short notice. If in doubt, please contact Democratic Services on for clarification.

Comments on applications 

In addition to public speaking, written representations on planning applications can be made in advance of the meeting by emailing All written representations will be made available on Public Access.


The Notice of Decision will be issued in the usual way and published on the Planning Public Access
This procedure will be in place until further notice.