Currently, decisions on planning applications are made in one of the following ways:
If you are an applicant, or someone who has made written comments on an application, and the application is to be considered by the Planning Committee, you may attend the Committee Meeting at which the application is being considered. At the discretion of the Chair of the Committee, the applicant and an objector (or someone representing a group of objectors) can speak at the meeting.
There are Planning and Highways Committee Guidance Notes for Public Speakers especially for people wishing to speak at a Committee meeting.
Please note: Attendees of the Planning Committee with impaired hearing can obtain a hearing loop device or headphones from the County Hall Reception