In order to speak on an application being considered by the Development Management Committee, you must have submitted written comments during the consultation stage of the application. Those who have commented on an application being considered by the Committee will receive a letter or email (approximately 9 working days before the meeting) detailing the date and time of the meeting and instructions on how to register to speak.
The letter/email will have a reference number, which you will need to provide in order to register. Speakers will have 3 minutes to make their representation. Please note there is no longer the ability to register to speak on the day of the meeting.
In other words, if you wish to speak on a specific application, you should act as soon as you receive your letter/email from EDDC detailing that the application you are interested in is on the agenda for the next planning meeting.
The number of people who can speak on each application is limited to:
• Major applications – parish/town council representative, 5 supporters, 5 objectors and the applicant or agent
• Minor/Other applications – parish/town council representative, 2 supporters, 2 objectors and the applicant or agent
The day before the meeting a revised running order for the applications being considered by the Committee will be posted on the council’s website (http://new.eastdevon.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/committees-andmeetings/development-management-committee/agendas).
Applications with registered speakers will be taken first.
If you do not manage to be listed to speak on an application, whether to support or object, send me your comments (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll consider them for inclusion in my submission at DMC.
Parish and town council representatives wishing to speak on an application are also required to pre-register in advance of the meeting. One representative can be registered to speak on behalf of the Council from 10am on Monday up until 12 noon on Thursday during the week prior to the DMC meeting by leaving a message on 01395 517525 or emailing email@example.com.