Part 5 - Protocol on public address at Planning Committee

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

Items will normally be addressed as follows:

(I)           The Planning Officer will describe the application, exceptional factors, any report from Sites Inspection meeting and the recommendation of the Planning Unit Manager;

(ii)          Objecting [“Permitted Speakers”] will address Committee for up to 20 minutes;

(iii)         Supporting [“Permitted Speakers”] will address the Committee for up to 20 minutes;

(iv)         The Applicant or their Agent will (if they wish) address the Committee for up to five minutes;

(v)        County Councillors will then ask questions of the Planning Officer who will respond and may also clarify any matters arising from the public address;

There is no further involvement of "permitted speakers" after this point in the proceedings.

(vi)         Town / Parish Council representatives (if any) will address the Committee for five minutes;

(vii)        Relevant District Councillors will (if they wish to) address the Committee for five minutes;

(viii)        The Local County Councillors will (if they wish to) address the Committee; and

(ix)       Members of the Committee will then debate and determine the application.

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