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Dear Westminster 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.

4. Are your Planning Committee procedure rules publicly available online? If yes, please provide the weblink.

Yours faithfully,

Sarah James

Westminster City Council

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Our reference: 10897627

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Dear Ms James
 
Thank you for contacting Westminster City Council's Information Management
Team. 

Your query will be allocated for response, and someone will contact you
within 5 working days to confirm the details of your request. 

Please see the Council's website for further information on the Freedom of
Information Act
- [1]http://www.westminster.gov.uk/services/c...

Kind regards, 
 
Information Management Team
Westminster City Council
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London
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Dear Ms James,
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 7 August
2019.
 
Request summary
 
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.
4. Are your Planning Committee procedure rules publicly available online?
If yes, please provide the weblink.
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and we aim to send a response by 5 September 2019.
 
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 may restrict the release of some or
all of the information you have requested. We will carry out an assessment
and if any exemptions apply to some or all of the information then we
might not provide that information to you. We will inform you if this is
the case and advise you of your rights to request an internal review and
to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
 
We will also advise you if we cannot provide you with the information
requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
of how you may appeal (if appropriate).
 
Yours sincerely
 
Westminster City Council
Email: [email address]
Web: [1]www.westminster.gov.uk
 
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Dear Ms James
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 7 August 2019.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.

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Review request to the email address below

[1][email address]

Yours sincerely
 
 
Growth Planning and Housing
Westminster City Council
Email: [2][email address]
Web: [3]www.westminster.gov.uk
 
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