Information about who can speak on a planning application, register to speak on an application, time limits for speaking, bringing people with you, bringing letters and photographs, can someone speak on your behalf, can a ward or parish councillor speak on your application and how is the list of speakers decided
Planning meetings are open to the public but only those that have registered to speak prior to the meeting may address the committee.
Only one person can speak in objection and one in support. The first person to register in each category will have the right to speak. Other interested parties will be encouraged to contact the registered speaker, where possible. However, any interested East Riding of Yorkshire Council councillor may also request permission to address the committee.
To register to speak on a planning application please contact a member of democratic services as below:
Telephone: (01482) 393207
Telephone: (01482) 393201
The contact name and telephone number also appears and on the 'right to speak' letter. The register will open one week before the committee meeting and will close at noon on the last working day before the meeting.
You can speak for a maximum of five minutes at planning committee meetings, unless: -
In these circumstances the time allowed will be three minutes.
You can speak for a maximum of three minutes at area sub-committee meetings.
Yes. If you do not wish to be filmed or photographed when speaking on an application you must indicate this when registering to speak or inform the committee manager or chairman prior to the start of the meeting.
To read more visit the photography, filming and social media use page.
Yes, you may bring family and friends to the meeting but they cannot address the committee.
No, you should rely on the information already submitted and no new documentary information of any nature, including photographs may be introduced.
Yes, you can ask another person to speak on your behalf.
Any interested East Riding of Yorkshire Council councillor may request permission to address the committee. However, if that councillor sits on the relevant planning committee and has publicly expressed an opinion about an application then he/she is prevented from voting and should leave the room after speaking.
A parish councillor may speak on any application but only as a resident and not as a representative of the parish council.
Those items where people have come to speak will be taken first and usually in the order on the agenda. The speaker expressing a contrary view to the officer’s recommendation will speak first. However, in some circumstances it may be necessary to take these items out of order.
To find out more information on speaking on a planning application and procures at a planning committee meeting view the document below:
Public attendance and speaking at planning committees (pdf 171kb opens in new window)