To request to speak at Planning Committee, you first need to find the application in our online planning system:
How to register an interest to speak
As a temporary measure, and as a consequence of the Covid 19 emergency, the Planning Committee meetings are currently being held remotely (see document below for further details). Prior notice of meetings will be shown on the council’s website in the usual way. The meetings will be live streamed and viewable by the public by selecting a link provided on our committee pages.
Live public speaking has temporarily been suspended although it is it remains possible to submit speeches on planning applications due to be considered by Committee. Our revised Public Speaking Scheme guidelines are set out below:
Registration for members of the public who want to submit a speech on an application will open from the time the agenda for that meeting is published on the Council’s website. Registered speakers will not be able to participate in a live meeting although their speeches/ comments will be read out to the committee by an Officer.
To register to submit a speech on an application you should email email@example.com. You will need to provide your name, address, contact telephone number, the application number, state whether your speech is in favour or against the application, and your relationship to the application site.
All requests to submit a speech must be submitted no later than 9 am two working days prior to the committee meeting (for example, the deadline would be 9 am on the Friday prior to a Tuesday committee meeting).
Speakers are registered on a first-come, first served basis.
Up to 2 members of the public can provide speeches (up to 1 objector and 1 supporter). In addition, the ward member will be allowed to provide a speech.
The maximum time allowed for each speech is three minutes, which is up to 500 words. This will be strictly applied and any words provided in excess of these limits will not be read out.
Once you have received an email to confirm your registration to submit a speech has been successful, please email a copy of your speech to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5 pm two working days before the committee meeting. The text of your speech may also be published as part of the supplementary papers for the meeting.
- Submissions must not include any photographic or other images and if such information is included, it will not be circulated to members to view. Any submissions considered to contain aggressive or abusive language, or that make personal remarks regarding any Member, officer or third party will be rejected.
Agendas and reports for forthcoming meetings are also available on our committee pages.
You can also read minutes from previous meetings and find full details of the councillors on our Planning Committee.
Please read the document below for further details on planning committee meetings for Eastbourne Borough Council.