Dear West Lancashire District Council,

Civic Voice, the national charity for the civic and conservation movement is campaigning to put public participation at the heart of the planning system. With this in mind, I am writing to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:

1. Can you confirm how long, in minutes, a community group such as a Civic Society is permitted to speak at your local council’s Planning Committee? (By ‘Planning Committee’ we mean your local authority’s committee of elected members which determines planning applications. It may be known by a different name in your local authority).

2. Is there a limit on the number of registered speakers permitted to speak at your Planning Committee? If yes, please specify the maximum number of speakers allowed.

3. Is there a limit on the total time allowed for registered speakers? If yes, please provide details of the time restriction.

4. Are your Planning Committee procedure rules publicly available online? If yes, please provide the weblink.

Yours faithfully,

Sarah James

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Denning, Jacky,

Good afternoon Sarah

 

In response to your request under Freedom of Information, please see our
response below:-

 

Question 1 – A community group who have been formally consulted on a
planning application and who have submitted written objections to an
application would have 3 timed minutes to address the Planning Committee. 

 

Question 2 – The number of speakers on an application is at the discretion
of the Chairman of the Planning Committee and can fluctuate.   On average
we would normally have 2/3 speakers.

 

Question 3 - No

 

Question 4 – Please find attached the link for our procedure for the
public and applicants who wish to speak at Planning Committee on Planning
Applications that might affect them which can be found in our Constitution
which is a public document on our website.

 

[1]https://democracy.westlancs.gov.uk/docum...

 

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Thanks, Jacky

 

Jacky Denning

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West Lancashire Borough Council

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Dear West Lancashire District Council,

 

Civic Voice, the national charity for the civic and conservation movement
is campaigning to put public participation at the heart of the planning
system. With this in mind, I am writing to request the following
information under the Freedom of Information Act:

 

1. Can you confirm how long, in minutes, a community group such as a Civic
Society is permitted to speak at your local council’s Planning Committee?
(By ‘Planning Committee’ we mean your local authority’s committee of
elected members which determines planning applications. It may be known by
a different name in your local authority).

 

2. Is there a limit on the number of registered speakers permitted to
speak at your Planning Committee? If yes, please specify the maximum
number of speakers allowed. 

 

3. Is there a limit on the total time allowed for registered speakers? If
yes, please provide details of the time restriction. 

 

4. Are your Planning Committee procedure rules publicly available online?
If yes, please provide the weblink.

 

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Sarah James

 

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