The sub-Committee is made up of elected members who receive a written report in advance of the committee meeting. They make a decision after a presentation and recommendation by senior members. All letters are carefully considered by the Sub-Committee before a final decision is made. The Sub-Committee may grant permission, usually with conditions, or refuse it. Occasionally a decision may be deferred for further information or negotiation.
p.s: I read the latest Daniel Clowes, Wilson, last night.