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  1. 1. Speaking at planning meetings
  2. 2. Register to speak
  3. 3. You are here: What should you say?

3. What should you say?

You should aim to summarise as succinctly as possible your concerns about the application, and those of any other objector who has contacted you.

Remember you have only three minutes, so focus on the main points in your presentation. Your comments should concentrate on relevant planning issues, for example:

  • design, appearance and layout
  • highway safety and accessibility
  • any impact on privacy, light etc.
  • any noise and disturbance
  • any loss or threat to trees.

You should avoid matters that will not be given weight by the Planning Committee, such as:

  • boundary disputes and covenants
  • effect on property values
  • personal or offensive remarks
  • matters covered by other legislation.

* The Council does not at present accept electronic petitions either in respect of representation on application or request for public speaking.

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