Part 5 - Protocol on public address at Planning Committee

Below you will find the protocol on public address at Planning Committee.

1.1         The County Council advertises planning applications received by a variety of methods, such as newspaper advertisements, site notices and letters to individuals.  Anyone who responds to the Authority about an application will be notified of their right to address the Committee. District Councils and Parish / Town Councils / Meetings will be notified that only the relevant District or Parish local Councillor (or their pre-stated representative) is invited to speak on an application being considered by the Committee.

1.2         The local Councillor of the relevant District and / or Parish / Town Council / Meeting will be allowed a separate five minutes to address the Committee. The local Councillor will not be invited merely to allow the other Authority an additional forum in which to comment. The Councillor must be that Councillor representing the ward within which the application is situated or their pre-stated representative.

1.3         Anyone wishing to address the Committee must have registered with the relevant Democratic Services Officer (01452 324206 or email Andrea Griffiths) at least 24 hours before commencement of the Committee. Any person wishing to address the Committee must leave their name, address and telephone number to allow others wishing to speak to contact them (this is to ensure not everyone is wishing to make the same points). You must tell the Democratic Services Officer which application you wish to speak about.

1.4       The Democratic Services Officer will list the date and time each notification was received, including details of all persons who have asked to address the Committee and indicate which speakers fall within the allotted time period. The list will be available at the meeting.

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