Part 5 - Protocol on public address at Planning Committee
Below you will find the protocol on public address at Planning Committee.
This Protocol is designed to allow the public to express their views, either in support of, or objecting to particular planning applications being considered by the Planning Committee. There will be a period for members of the public to address the Committee for up to a maximum of 40 minutes in total. This will include 20 minutes for objectors and 20 minutes for supporters in relation to each application. There is a limit of five people from each side, each speaking for four minutes.
This Protocol does not give an open invitation to raise matters not on the Committee agenda. However, the Constitution of the County Council includes the right to submit written questions to the Committee and ask oral questions (at the discretion of the Chair) about matters that are covered by the Terms of Reference of the Committee but the period allotted for this purpose is a maximum of 30 minutes. The Protocol does not impinge on that right.
In order to assist the administration of the meeting, people wishing to address the Planning Committee will need to contact the Senior Democratic Services Officer on 01452 324206 or email Andrea Griffiths at least 24 hours before the relevant meeting. Details of how to do so are set out in the below sections.