Major planning applications are massively down in Harrow, which could lead to planning committees merging.
In May last year, the Strategic Planning Committee dealt with 12 major applications, but at it last meeting this month, just one application was looked at. The Development Management Committee, which deals with smaller applications, has also seen a dramatic drop in its work load during the last 12 months. This has led officers to recommend the two bodies be merged into one committee, reports the Harrow Times.
The merger plans will be discussed by councillors next week before final approval is sought from the cabinet