The comhairle has established a new panel to deal with planning applications.
Until now the environment services panel considered planning matters.
Approving the set-up of the Planning Applications Board will be one of the first
actions for the new council next week.
The planning board would meet every two months - in February, April, June, August,
October and December - to determine applications for planning permission, consent
for listed buildings or conservation area development.
Up to 12 councillors will be voted onto the board with at least one member from each