Public meetings of the Planning Committee are held every four weeks in the Council Chamber at the Town Hall, Parade, Leamington Spa. The agendas are published five working days before a Planning Committee meeting.
All meetings of the Planning Committee are open to the public, except when there are items which are confidential or exempt and these are likely to be considered in private.
Development Services will notify those people who have made representations, applicants and town/parish councils of the inclusion of the particular application they are concerned about on the agenda and advise them of their right to speak at the meeting.
Copies of the agenda are available for inspection at Riverside House reception, The Town Hall, Royal Leamington Spa and local libraries. Copies of the agenda along with the Addendum report (which summarises any further comments received after the printing of the agenda) will also be available for members of the public attending the meeting at the table outside the Council Chamber.
Public speaking at Planning Committee
We encourage public involvement in the planning process. Members of the public have the opportunity to put their views on a planning proposal direct to the Planning Committee.
The publicity arrangements for planning applications are not changed by the introduction of public speaking rights. Letters of support or objection will continue to be taken into account and summarised in the written report which members of the committee will consider.
Applicants, agents, supporters and objectors can speak together with a representative of the relevant Parish or Town Council and the Warwick District Conservation Advisory Forum. District Councillors also have a right to address the committee when applications that affect their ward are discussed.
It is important to note that there are limits on the time available to speak to the committee, which vary depending on the type of application. The details of these can be found on page 20 of the Council Procedure Rules.
If you have sent in written comments on an application and that application is referred to Planning Committee for decision, we will write to you with details of the date and time of the meeting and how you can register to speak at the meeting. The deadline to register to speak is 12noon on the working day before the meeting.