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Dear Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 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

Bournemouth Borough Council Enquiries, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

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Coleen Long, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

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Dear Ms Mason,

 

I am writing to acknowledge your request for information received by BCP
Council on 9 August 2019.

 

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Coleen Long, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

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Dear Ms Mason

 

Information Request – Freedom of Information Act

 

Further to your request for information received on 12 August please find
enclosed below the material that you asked for and apologise for the delay
in providing this information.

 

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

 

Please find attached public speaking protocol which provides the
information you have requested.

 

It is published on the website at the following address:

[1]https://democracy.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/mgCo...

 

The link to the Council’s Constitution which covers wider matters such as
membership and functions of the Committee is below in case required:

[2]https://democracy.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/ieLi...

 

I hope that this deals with your request satisfactorily.

 

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from Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council. Information provided
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Yours sincerely

 

 

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  Business Development Officer

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T. 01202 454689

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