Public speaking at meetings of the Planning Committee
In relation to planning applications, there are three categories of speaker per application: objector, supporter and applicant/agent.
Registration to speak
A 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 application.
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.
Procedure during the meeting
Speakers shall be called in the order of (1) objector (2) supporter (3) applicant/agent.
A 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.
The applicant/agent shall be given an amount of time equal to the amount of time allocated to the all the objectors.
Support officer: Sandra Dessent, tel: 01372 732121. email: email@example.com