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Who can speak at a Planning Committee meeting?

During the Covid-19 pandemic only virtual Planning Committee meetings are taking place and during this time all public speaking is suspended. Anyone wishing to make representations to the committee can only do so by the submission of a written statement in accordance with the revised public speaking protocol.

Any reference to ‘speak’ refers to written representations and any reference to ‘speaker’ refers to an individual submitting written representations.

Speaking at a Planning Committee meeting allows members of the public and applicants to comment directly on planning applications to the Councillors who make the decisions.

You are able to speak if you:

  • Object to/represent a group of people who object to a planning application which is recommended for approval.
  • Support/represent a group of people who support a planning application which is recommended for refusal.
  • Have submitted a planning application that is recommended for refusal.
  • Have submitted a planning application that an objector is speaking to the committee against.