What you can say at a Planning Committee meeting

No drawings, photographs, graphs or any other visual aid will be permitted.

The Officer’s report on the application is available a week in advance and looking at this may help you to prepare your presentation.

Your argument should be based upon:

  • ‘Planning Grounds’: for example loss of light or privacy, or highway safety or parking issues due to a proposed development.
  • The proposal’s effect on the appearance of an area, or the impact on Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas nearby.
  • National and local policies and Government guidance. An overview of planning policy is available for you to view.

Your argument can not, however, include:

  • The developer’s motives or morals.
  • Loss of view.
  • Boundary and ownership disputes
  • Issues around private rights or way or covenants.

The introduction or submission of additional evidence in the form of written documents or photographs for display, circulation or distribution will not be permitted at the Planning Committee meeting.

Do not make statements that are personal, slanderous or abusive, and you must not interrupt another speaker or the Committee debate about the application.

Page last updated: 3 October 2023

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