The majority of planning decisions are made by officers under delegated powers, however decisions on significant, complex or contentious planning applications are made by the Snowdonia National Park Authority’s Planning and Access Committee.
Meetings during COVID-19
Please note that Authority Meetings are not open to the public in accordance with the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021.
The committee has 18 members—six appointed members from the Welsh Government, nine from Gwynedd Council and three members from Conwy Council.
A full list of committee members can be seen on the Members and Staff page.
Meeting dates 2022
The Planning and Access Committee will convene on the following dates:
- 18 May, 2022 at 10:00am
- 29 June, 2022 at 10:00am
- 7 September, 2022 at 10:00am
- 19 October, 2022 at 10:00am
- 7 December, 2022 at 10:00am
- 25 January, 2023 at 10:00am
- 8 March, 2023 at 10:00am
- 19 April, 2023 at 10:00am
- 17 May, 2023 at 10:00am
- 28 June, 2023 at 10:00am
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Planning and Access Committees are conducted via video conferencing technology. Meetings are recorded and published.
Speak before the committee
The Planning and Access Committee can allow members of the public to voice concerns and opinions about particular planning applications. More information is available on the Speak at the Planning Committee page.
The latest Planning and Access Committee agendas published by Snowdonia National Park Authority.
Three working days prior to the Committee meeting an agenda is published containing a report on each of the planning applications being considered. Individual reports are prepared by the planning officer dealing with that particular application. The Committee report will set out:
- details of the proposal
- a summary of any objections or support received
- an assessment of the proposal taking into account these representations and the Eryri Local Plan
- a recommendation as to whether the application should be refused or approved.
Yes, on this website, at the Authority’s head office, public libraries, through Community Councils and other venues. If you wish to see a report or attend a meeting, it is important that you contact the Authority’s head office to check the actual date the application is being considered.
The Committee would normally make one of the following decisions on applications placed before them:
- approved with or without conditions
- refused (with reason for refusal)
- deferred for a Site Visit
- deferred for negotiations
- deferred for further information
Yes, the Planning and Access Committee have the right to make a decision which is contrary to the planning officer’s recommendation, regardless of whether that would be for approval or refusal.