speaking at meetings of the Planning Committee
relation to planning applications, there are three categories of
speaker per application: objector, supporter and
Registration to speak
person who wishes to speak at a Planning Committee must register
their wish to do so between 6pm and 7pm on the evening of the
meeting at the Town Hall reception desk.
Normally, in addition to the applicant/agent, only one member of
the public may speak for or against a single
Registration will normally be on a first come, first served
basis, but an individual may choose to waive this right in favour
of someone who attempted to register at a later time.
Alternatively, several members of the public may appoint one
person to speak on their behalf.
during the meeting
Speakers shall be called in the order of (1) objector (2)
supporter (3) applicant/agent.
speaker shall have a maximum of three minutes to address the
Committee and must confine their remarks to the application upon
which they requested to speak. The address shall be in the form of
a statement, not attempts to question the applicant or other
person, but may address issues raised by other speakers.
applicant/agent shall be given an amount of time equal to the
amount of time allocated to the all the objectors.
Terms of Reference
1 Deal with
regulatory matters required by, and flowing from, Town and Country
Planning legislation including matters relating to high hedges;
2 Develop and
maintain communication and consultation with the public, local
businesses and relevant organisations;
3 Determine the level
of delegation to officers