History made at EDDC

PUBLISHED: 10:31 18 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:16 17 June 2010

HISTORY was made on Tuesday when members of the public were allowed to speak at EDDC s Development Control Committee for the first time. New legislation allows the public, both supporters and objectors, to speak to committee members for a maximum of three

HISTORY was made on Tuesday when members of the public were allowed to speak at EDDC's Development Control Committee for the first time.

New legislation allows the public, both supporters and objectors, to speak to committee members for a maximum of three minutes.

The chairman does have the right to control questions and irrelevant points being raised to avoid repetition and disruption.

Councillor Williamson at the meeting said in relation to the Stoneleigh application: "I though it met a number of our policies but as I heard the objectors I began to have doubts in my mind."

He thanked the speakers and said it would be a useful tool to help the committee decide on planning matter in the future.


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