Next Planning Committee

The next Planning Committee meeting is on Tuesday 7th July. The deadline to  request Speaking Rights closed at 5pm on Tuesday 30th June.

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, meetings of the Planning Committee previously scheduled to take place in April and May 2020 were cancelled.  

Following the introduction of the Local Government (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of District Council Meetings) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 meetings of the Planning Committee can now take place remotely. 

The schedules set out those applications which will be heard by Planning Committee in June - the schedules are available to download as a PDF document BELOW - "Planning applications to be considered by the Planning Committee from 16 June to 30 June 2020".

A monthly meeting will resume from 07 July at 6pm. The schedule for the 07 July Planning Committee meeting is published BELOW. Speaking Rights requests for this committee are now closed. Requests should have been received by 5pm on Tuesday 30th June at the latest.

The Case Officer Report for the application scheduled to be heard on 30 June will be published ten working days prior to that meeting.

Applications for speaking rights must be submitted in writing five working days prior to the date of the Planning Committee meeting – dates for each meeting highlighted in yellow.

Once accepted, speakers will be emailed details of how to join the Zoom meeting and guidance on how to participate in the meeting.

In line with the Protocol for Virtual Planning Committee meetings which can be viewed here, accepted speakers must provide a copy of their speaking notes by 10.30am on the Friday before the scheduled meeting.

Following each meeting, the recording and minutes of the meetings will be available on the Minutes page of the Council website within the usual timeframe.

The next Planning Committee meeting is on Tuesday 7th July. The deadline to  request Speaking Rights closed at 5pm on Tuesday 30th June.


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From the December 2018 Committee onward  speaking rights will be limited to a total of 5 minutes for and 5 minutes against, regardless of the number of speakers.

To read how to request speaking rights, go to "Public speaking at Planning Committee meetings" page.
Public speaking at Planning Committee meetings

From March 2019 audio recordings of each month’s Planning Committee meeting will be made by the Council, with the exception of items discussed ‘In Committee’.

These audio recordings will be posted on the Council’s webpages after the minutes of the meeting have been ratified at full Council. 

You should listen to both recordings, as Items heard at Planning Committee which relate to matters for which the Planning Committee does not have delegated
powers are subject to ratification by the full Council.

 All comments made by speakers appearing before the Committee, whether elected representatives, planning agents or members of the public, will be included within the recording.

The current membership of the Planning Committee, which was reconstituted in June 2020, is available to view by clicking on the attachment at the foot of the page.


Download the guidance leaflet BELOW explaining the protocol (Revised January 2019) that the Planning Committee follows when considering planning applications in Ards and North Down.