The Council’s Constitution allows members of the public to speak at Planning Committee meetings. A member of the public (or their spokesperson) who wishes to object or support an application will be given the opportunity to do so providing the following arrangements are complied with. An applicant (or their agent) will be given the opportunity to reply to objections.
Public speaking will only be permitted where you are the applicant or agent or your comments have previously been submitted during the consultation period, and the procedure for registering to speak has been complied with.
The number of people permitted to speak will be limited to one from either side (i.e. either in objection or support). If several people wish to speak on an application the Chairman will require that a spokesperson be appointed to represent the interests of the supporters or the objectors.
The Democratic Services Officer must be notified by 4pm on the Tuesday immediately preceding the Planning Committee meeting either by:
You must give your name, address, a daytime contact number and details of the application. You must also indicate what your interest in the application is.