What happens at a Planning Committee meeting

  • If you have collaborated with others, or if there are other people who wish to speak on the same application as you, it will be recommended to choose a spokesperson to represent all of you.
  • The meeting is divided into sections dealing with the different areas of the city.
  • A planning officer will introduce each application, and give any update to the written report on the agenda.
  • Objectors are allowed to speak for a total of 3 minutes per application. This is in total, regardless of the number of people who wish to speak.
  • Applicants, agents and supporters are also allowed a total of 3 minutes to speak.
  • Planning officers may make comments on the points raised by speakers, and then the Committee members will discuss the application and decide whether or not to grant permission.
  • Sometimes applications are deferred to allow the Committee to find out more information.
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