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Public participation in Planning Committee

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Dear Tendring 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.

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

Yours faithfully,

Sarah James

Corporate Information Manager, Tendring District Council

Dear Sarah,

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding public participation
in Planning Committee, which was received on 07/08/19. I can confirm that
your enquiry is receiving attention.

 

In accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
you should receive a comprehensive reply to your request by 05/09/19
unless the Council does not hold the information or there is a reason for
it to be withheld.

 

In certain circumstances, a fee may be payable for determining, locating,
retrieving and extracting information and/or the cost for disbursements
such as photocopying and postage. If this applies, a Fees Notice will be
issued to you with details of any costs involved and you will be required
to pay this before I can proceed to deal with your request.

 

Further information about your rights is also available from the
Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe
House, Water Lane, Wilmslow SK9 5AF Telephone: 0303 123 1113,
[1]www.ico.gov.uk.

 

 

 

Kind regards,

 

Charlene Haynes
On behalf of Corporate Information Manager

Corporate Services

Tendring District Council

 

Phone: 01255 686063
E-mail: [2][Tendring District Council request email] 

[3]www.tendringdc.gov.uk

Tendring District Council, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
CO15 1SE

 

 

 

 

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Dear Sarah,

 

Further to your request for information regarding public participation in
Planning Committees, which was received 07/08/19, please see attached the
answers to your enquiry.

 

I hope this information is of assistance to you. However if you feel that
the Council have failed to deal with your request for information
correctly you can request that the matter is reviewed in accordance with
the Authority's Complaints Procedure. Requests for internal reviews should
be sent to [1][email address]. Alternatively, you can
post a request for an internal review to Mrs L Trembath, Corporate
Services, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO15 1SE. 
Further details of this procedure can be obtained from all Council offices
or from our website ([2]www.tendringdc.gov.uk).

                                  

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

 

FOI Compliance Team (complaints), Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Further information about your rights is also available from the
Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe
House, Water Lane, Wilmslow SK9 5AF Telephone: 0303 123 1113,
[3]www.ico.gov.uk.

 

If you have any other queries about this matter then please contact me.

 

 

Kind regards,

 

Charlene Haynes
On behalf of Corporate Information Manager

Corporate Services

Tendring District Council

 

Phone: 01255 686063
E-mail: [4][Tendring District Council request email] 

[5]www.tendringdc.gov.uk

Tendring District Council, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
CO15 1SE

 

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the Council may be shared internally and/or with legitimate and authorised
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with appropriately and/or to comply with legislative requirements.

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e-mail.

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