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Meetings of the Development and Planning Applications Committee.

Information about Development and Planning Applications Committee

Requests to speak at Planning applications committee must be made to the Development Control section by midday on the day before the meeting.


Please email or phone 020 8545 3445 or 020 8545 3448.



Up to two objectors can register to speak for 3 minutes each and this is allocated on a first come, first served basis.  If you would like to speak but both speaking slots have already been taken, one further objector will be kept in reserve in case either of the two objectors cannot attend the meeting.


The applicant, or applicant’s agent, will be given an equal amount of time to respond (either 3 or 6 minutes)


Ward Councillors may also register to speak for up to 3 minutes each.


Speaking times

Speaking time limits and number of speakers per item for Planning Applications Committee will remain unchanged. If you cannot join the virtual meeting and would prefer to submit a written statement to be read out, your statement should not exceed 3 minutes per speaker.


Agenda item order

Planning items will be taken in the order decided by the Chair and announced at the start of the meeting. We are unable to give you an exact time at which your item will be heard.