Public Speaking at Planning Committee

Lisa Walton, modified 7 Years ago.

Public Speaking at Planning Committee

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Can anybody tell me whether it is a requirement to allow public speaking at planning committee or is it just considered good practice? 
Former Member, modified 7 Years ago.

RE: Public Speaking at Planning Committee

Hello Lisa

It isn't a requirement, but is considered good practice and there are very, very few authorities (I only know of one) which don't allow it. Practices vary slightly, but a common approach is up to 3 minutes per speaker, but if there are a lot, then some 'grouping' is encouraged. Time limits need to be firmly stuck to. And if, for eg, there is a speaker opposing an application (for 3 minutes) then there is an equivalent time allowed for the applicant (or supporter) to speak too.