Planning Committee Speaking Times

Sophie Mason made this Freedom of Information request to South Staffordshire District Council as part of a batch sent to 33 authorities

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Dear South Staffordshire 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.

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

Yours faithfully,

Sophie Mason
Finance and Administration Officer
Civic Voice

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Round, Debi, South Staffordshire District Council

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Dear Sophie


Thank you for your request for Information.


I attach the link to our Public Speaking at Planning Committee Guidance.


Civic Societies are covered in the same rules.



I also attach a copy of our Invitation Letter send to contributors to the

If you require any further informationplease contct me.

Kindest regards

Debi Round

LLPG Custodian/Systems Support Officer
Development Management
South Staffordshire Council

Tel: 01902 696000
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