Key announcements

Our council tax and benefits online systems and forms may be unavailable on Saturday 21 May between 8am and 2pm due to planned maintenance. Details of how to offer support to Ukraine residents fleeing war, and where to find information and advice are on our City of Sanctuary webpage

Who can speak at a Planning Committee meeting?

During the Covid-19 pandemic only virtual Planning Committee meetings are taking place. Anyone wishing to speak at a committee can only do so in accordance with the following guidance.

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.
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