Planning Committee Speaking Times

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Chiltern District Council should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Chiltern 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 sincerely,

Sophie Mason
Finance and Administration Officer
Civic Voice

chiltern@infreemation.co.uk,

Dear Sophie Mason

Reference Number: CFOI/18358
 

Thank you for your information request.  This is to acknowledge receipt of
your request.  A guide to information that is held by Chiltern District
Council is contained within the Councils Publication Scheme via the
following link

[1]http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/FOIpublicatio...

 

The information you have requested may already be available on the
Councils website in our Transparency section, which is available via the
following link

 

[2]https://www.chiltern.gov.uk/transparency

 

The Council will send you a response to your request in due course.

 

Yours sincerely,

Chiltern District Council

 

References

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1. http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/FOIpublicatio...
2. https://www.chiltern.gov.uk/transparency

chiltern@infreemation.co.uk,

Dear Sophie Mason

 

Further to our acknowledgement to your email requesting information.  The
Council is dealing with your request under the provisions of Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 we are providing you with our response.

 

This information is available on the Councils website at the following
link [1]https://www.chiltern.gov.uk/planning/com...

We hope this answers your questions, but if not, you can contact us with
your query quoting the case reference number provided.  You can also seek
an internal review of your request if you remain unhappy with the
outcome.  Ultimately you can complain to the Information Commissioner
should you remain dissatisfied, having exhausted the authority’s internal
review procedures.  If you would like more information about the role and
work of the Information Commissioner go to the website
[2]https://ico.org.uk/. 

Yours Sincerely

Chiltern District Council

References

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1. https://www.chiltern.gov.uk/planning/com...
2. https://ico.org.uk/