Public Speaking at Development Management Committee
We have introduced a scheme to allow members of the public to speak about planning applications at meetings of the Development Management Committee. An applicant (or their agent), a member of the local parish council and anyone who has sent in written objections or observations about the application may speak. However only one person in each category may speak.
Full details of the scheme are set out in Public Speaking 2016-17.
You should contact the Governance Services by 5pm on the day before the meeting to register to speak.
There is a similar Hearings Procedure for the Licensing Committee, although with the type of cases this committee deals with, there is not a legal requirement for speakers to have submitted written representations in advance.
If we have enough notice we can supply signers for members of the public who are hard of hearing. We have a loop system in all our meeting rooms.