The Chairman or, if he is unavailable, a Deputy Chairman will decide whether a decision is straightforward. In doing so he will have regard to all the circumstances. These may include:
the significance of the decision to those who would be affected by it;
its novelty in the light of stated policy and established practice;
the complexity of the relevant considerations, including whether representations have been made;
the range of alternative options;
the extent to which the facts relating to the decision are or may be disputed.