Part 5 - Protocol on public address at Planning Committee
Below you will find the protocol on public address at Planning Committee.
4.1 Permitted Speakers should try to arrive at the Council Chamber 15 minutes before the start of the meeting and they should make themselves known to the Democratic Services Officer. Where it is seen that there is substantial interest in one application, the Chair will often suggest to Committee, that item is taken early.
4.2 A list of “Permitted Speakers” will be displayed within the Chamber.
4.3 If a “Permitted Speaker” has nominated another person to speak for them that person should make the circumstances known to the Democratic Services Officer.
4.4 If a number of “Permitted Speakers” have elected a spokesperson to speak for them they should inform the Democratic Services Officer of this and whether they intend to use the full, aggregated time.
4.5 Having addressed the Committee, “Permitted Speakers” should take no further part in the proceedings; they should not attempt to contact / pass information to individual County Councillors or do anything, which could be construed as disruptive to the Committee or disruptive to other persons addressing or attending the Committee.