Planning Agents and Architects Forum

Planning Agents and Architects Forum (PAAF)

PAAF has evolved from the previous Agent’s and Architects Forum. All professionals who submit planning applications to the Isle of Wight Council can attend.

Upcoming PAAF dates:

Friday 3 May 2024

  • Time: 10am to 1pm 
  • Venue: Conference Room 5, County Hall, High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1UD

Friday 19 July 2024

  • Time: 10am to 1pm
  • Venue: The Council Chamber, County Hall, High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1UD

Friday 18 October 2024

  • Time: 10 am to 1pm
  • Venue: The Council Chamber, County Hall, High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1UD

Friday 10 January 2025

  • Time: 10am to 1pm 
  • Venue: Conference Room 5, County Hall, High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1UD

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PAAF Terms of Reference

Background

The Planning Agents and Architects forum (PAAF) has evolved from the previous Agent’s and Architects Forum run by the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce, which has not met following Covid-19 and the national lockdowns. The PAAF will be available to all professionals who submit planning applications to the Isle of Wight Council.

Overall Principles

The PAAF will act as the opportunity for the local planning authority (LPA) to share its knowledge and thinking with those who submit planning applications, for those who submit planning applications to put their views to the LPA and to allow a two-way discussion and knowledge sharing on these and relevant topics.

The PAAF shall be:

  • held on a quarterly basis
  • non-political in its discussion and debate
  • an open, in person platform for discussion and debate on matters relevant to the determination of planning applications

Roles and Responsibilities

Chair

The PAAF shall be chaired by the Strategic Manager for Planning and Infrastructure Delivery or by a deputy they have appointed.

The Chair will ensure that all participants are given the opportunity to suggest agenda items for the forum to discuss.

All participants agree that if a matter has been noted, discussed and actions agreed it cannot be brought back to the forum without prior consent of the Chair.

Administration

The PAAF shall be administered by Isle of Wight Council staff.

The administrator shall:

  1. Take brief, accurate notes of the discussions.
  2. Circulate invitations to meetings, along with the agenda, notes of the previous PAAF and any additional supporting information to the PAAF forum members at least seven days in advance of each forum.
  3. Publish the meeting dates, minutes and agendas on the Isle of Wight Council’s website.

PAAF Members

PAAF Members shall:

  1. Arrive promptly in advance of the start time of each meeting.
  2. Always conduct themselves in a respectful manner to one another during the meeting.
  3. Indicate to the chair if they wish to speak and wait for the Chair to indicate it is their turn to speak.
  4. Not reference specific planning applications, to ensure the discussion does not become personal. 
Previous PAAF meetings

Friday 9 February 2024

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