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Speaking at a planning meeting


Following the relaxation of Covid rules, members of the public can now physically access meetings in the Council Chamber. However, physical access is limited to ten persons in the Chamber, together with an overflow room providing accommodation for an additional 25 persons. All meetings will continue to be live streamed on the Council's YouTube channel for those wishing to observe remotely. Public participants wishing to speak remotely at a meeting can continue to do so via Microsoft Teams.

Registering to speak on an item

Members of the public wishing to speak under the Public Speaking Protocol must submit a Public Access form (by 12noon on the working day before the Committee meeting). All requests will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration to speak at a meeting is based on a first come first served approach. We only allow, one objector, one supporter etc. Speaking at the meeting is designed to supplement any information you have already given in the planning application process. Your representation must be in person or if attending remotely via Microsoft Teams, according to the Public Speaking Protocol. We allow a maximum of two minutes for each person speaking on an item. If attending the meeting physically you can remain for the full meeting or leave after your item. If attending remotely, we will ask you to join for your item only and leave once it has finished. If you are late or can no longer join the meeting, please advise Unfortunately, we will not delay an item for participation.

Deadline to register to speak on an item

12 noon the day before the meeting.

Additional images or information to be presented at the committee

In line with our Public Speaking Protocol, participants will not be allowed to distribute or display papers, plans, photographs, or other material to accompany their submissions.

Watching the committee meeting online

All meetings will be streamed live via the Council's YouTube channel and are available to view after the meeting. 

Calendar of monthly meetings.