Dear Castle Point Borough 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.
I apologise for the delay in responding to your request. Please now find
responses set out below.
The Council considers that the above response fully complies with the
requirements placed on the Council under the Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) 2000 but a person making a request for information under the FOIA
2000 may complain to the Review Officer if they are dissatisfied with the
Council’s response. Details regarding the complaints procedure may be
obtained from the Data Controller at the Council Offices Benfleet.
Cheryl Salmon AEA (Cert)
Electoral Services Manager
Civic Governance and Law
Castle Point Borough Council | telephone: 01268 882454 | email:
[email address] | website: www.castlepoint.gov.uk
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