Next Planning Committee

Details of the next Planning Committee in 2021 will be published in due course on the website and in the local press. The protocol for the operation of virtual Planning Committee meetings (revised November 2020) is available to view at the link BELOW. 

The schedule for December's Committee meeting is published BELOW. The deadline to request Speaking Rights closed at 5pm on 24th November.

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 will take place early in 2021. Details will be published in due course, on this website and in the local press, concerning the date of the Committee meeting, the publication of the schedule of applications to be heard by the Committee, and the deadline to request Speaking Rights.

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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 November 2020) that the Planning Committee follows when considering planning applications in Ards and North Down.