Committees

Council business is conducted through the following committees:

Planning & Transportation

This Committee’s policy is to consider planning applications and to submit responses to Sevenoaks District Council (or occasionally KCC and adjacent authorities) for which there is delegated authority from Council, in the light of established Governmental, County and District polices, and Supplementary Planning Guidance. Find out more…

Finance & Governance

The Finance and Governance Committee makes decisions in line with general policy and expenditure approved by the Town Council. It gives direction to regulate and control the finances and accounts of the Council. . Find out more…

Open Spaces

This committee manages the Council’s amenity sites and activities (including street lighting), its broad policy being to balance achievable standards within available funding, utilising the four ground staff and cleaner. Find out more…

Emergency Planning

Its policy is to work in very close cooperation with Sevenoaks District and Kent County Council Emergency Planning Sections, providing local knowledge and support.  There is a small budget, for radio licences etc, but the Committee has no delegated authority. Find out more…

COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE LEVY (CIL) BOARD

The Community Infrastructure (CIL) Board has delegated authority to make decisions on behalf of the Town Council and shall consider Bids for CIL funding in accordance with the law, Town Council’s Standing Orders, Financial Regulations and the CIL guidance framework. Find out more…

Forward Planning Steering Group

This Committee’s role is to make policy recommendations over the medium term to Council, with particular reference to capital projects and consider factors which would affect the setting of budgets. It has no delegated authority and no budget. Find out more…

The Council’s Terms of Reference sets out the functions the Council has delegated to its Committees (click here).

Charities Accounts

The Town Councillors are the Trustees of the Council’s charities: Blossoms Park; Lingfield Recreation Ground; and the Norman Foundation Committee. Trustees have the authority to make decisions with regards to the investments of the charities accounts and review the aims of each charity. Find out more…

Click here for a list of the Committees and Groups representation click here.