Planning Committee Speaking Times

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Dear Eastleigh 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.

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

Freedom of Infomation, Eastleigh Borough Council

Dear Ms Mason,

Freedom of Information Request Received

Thank you for your request which we received on 09 August 2019.

We are currently treating your request as a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

As required by law, the Council will respond to you as soon as possible and no later than twenty working days after the receipt of your request.

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Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Officer

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