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Apply to speak at a Planning Committee meeting

Members of the public are welcome to speak about specific applications at Planning Committee meetings.

Before you start

You must register to speak in advance by 12 noon two working days before the meeting. If you wish to use photos, drawings or other materials as evidence these must also be submitted by the same deadline. View the meetings calendar.

Please note that the number of speakers are limited per application:

  • Householder applications: maximum of four speakers (two for and two against the proposal).
  • Non-householder applications: maximum of six speakers (three for and three against the proposal).
  • Major applications: the maximum number of speakers will be set by the Chairman on a case by case basis, with a default number of six speakers (three for and three against the proposal).

Interested councillors will also be allowed to speak on applications in addition to the above limits.

If the limit on the number of speakers is exceeded, you will need to liaise with other registered speakers in order to agree who will speak. If a decision cannot be reached, priority to speak will normally be given to neighbours directly adjacent to the application site and to representatives of residents’ associations.

What happens next

Whether you register to speak on-line or via the phone number provided, you will be given a reference number to refer to for any future correspondence. You are advised to arrive at the Salon, York House before 7pm as the public gallery is often at capacity for the first items of the agenda.

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Updated: 23 December 2020