To the OP
the planning application should not go to full planning committee if its only on conservation area grounds, it only requires prior approval.
also, be aware that the Government is in consultation with a view to remove this requirement from next spring.
if you look through my thread you will find the relevant information, you should make your council aware of this, which they should be by now anyway.
good luck, I've been going at this since July....
Edited by don0301 (Thu 15-Nov-12 17:28:10)