Dear Southampton City 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

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Dear Sophie Mason,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request received on 09/08/2019.
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Dear Sophie Mason

 

I refer to your Freedom of Information request of  9^th August 2019  in
relation to Speaking time at planning committee meetings.

 

Please find attached Southampton City Council’s response to your request.

 

Kind regards

 

Gurpreet Giany

Business Support Officer

Business Support Service

Southampton City Council

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