Dear Rother 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

foi, Rother District Council

Dear Ms Mason

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

Thank you for your request received on 09 August 2019 relating to information about Planning Committee speaking times. We aim to respond to your request for information within 20 working days, in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act.

Freedom of Information Manager
Rother District Council
Tel: 01424 787000 | Email: [Rother District Council request email]

http://www.rother.gov.uk
 

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foi, Rother District Council

Dear Ms Mason

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

With reference to your request received on 09 August 2019 about Planning Committee speaking times, the information you are seeking is published on our website on the following link.

http://www.rother.gov.uk/speakingatplann...

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of the request please contact us within 60 calendar days of this response, if you wish to request an internal review. If you are still dissatisfied with the outcome of the internal review you have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner. Their details are:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF
Tel. 01625 545700
www.ico.org.uk

Freedom of Information Manager
Rother District Council
Tel: 01424 787000 | Email: [Rother District Council request email]

http://www.rother.gov.uk
 

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