Statement of Community Involvement Request

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Eastleigh Borough Council should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Eastleigh Borough Council,

Here at Civic Voice we are campaigning to put public participation at the heart of the planning system. With this in mind:

- Can you confirm as to whether your local authority has a Statement of Community Involvement?

- Can you confirm when the authority has published the Statement of Community Involvement?

- When is your next expected consultation / update of the Statement of Community Involvement?

- Do you have a publicly available link to the Statement of Community Involvement?

- Is the local civic society or civic trust identified by the local planning authority as a consultee (whether statutory or non-statutory) in the planning system within the Statement of Community Involvement?

Kind Regards,

Sophie Mason
Finance and Administration Officer
Civic Voice

Freedom of Infomation, Eastleigh Borough Council

Dear Ms Mason,

Freedom of Information Request Received

Thank you for your request which we received on 31 July 2019.

We are currently treating your request as a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

As required by law, the Council will respond to you as soon as possible and no later than twenty working days after the receipt of your request.

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Freedom of Infomation, Eastleigh Borough Council

Dear Ms Mason,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request which we received on 31 July 2019.

I can confirm that Eastleigh Borough Council does hold the information requested.

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).

There is a time limit of 10 minutes for speaking on planning applications; 5 minutes for and 5 against. All Parish Council and Civic Society contributions must be made in this time.

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.

No limit to the number of speakers but must be contained with the 5 minutes as above.

3. Is there a limit on the total time allowed for registered speakers? If yes, please provide details of the time restriction.

The total time allowed is 10 minutes as mentioned above; 5 minutes for supporters and 5 minutes for objectors.

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

Details can be found here in appendix B (4-26):

https://www.eastleigh.gov.uk/media/5518/...
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Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further enquiries regarding your request.

If you wish to make a request for internal review with regards to your information request please contact:

Mr Ian Austin
Solicitor- Legal Services Manager
Eastleigh House
Upper Market Street
Hampshire
SO50 9YN
Fax: 023 8064 3843
Email: [email address]

If you are unhappy with the way in which your complaint is dealt with then you may apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The contact details for the Information Commissioner are:

The Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Officer

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