Public speaking at Planning Committee meetings

The next Planning Committee meeting will take place on Tuesday 07 June 2020 at 6pm. Speaking Rights requests for this committee are now closed. Requests had to be received 5pm on Tuesday 30th June at the latest.

Information on how to access the online Committee meetings  is available within the Next Planning Committee webpage - Schedules for 16 June to 07 July 2020.

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Committee Meetings are normally held in the Council Chamber at 2 Church Street, Newtownards on the first Tuesday of each month and commence at 7:00pm.

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.

Public speaking at Planning Committee meetings - Getting Involved

Download information about getting involved in the planning process and how to request speaking rights at a Planning Committee meeting.

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.

A list of the current members of the Planning Committee is available to view by clicking on the attachement at the foot of the page.

Speaking Rights (Revised November 2018)

There will be no Planning Committee on Tuesday 6th April due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The next monthly Planning Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 5th May 2020 and the schedule of applications will be published on the Council’s website www.ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk/planning on 22 April 2020. However, this meeting is also liable to cancellation as events progress.

From December 2018's 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.