The number of speakers for each planning application is limited to three in favour and three against plus one of each of the following: a representative of the parish council, Whitstable Society, or Herne Bay and District Residents Association (depending on where the proposed development is planned) a representative of an advisory, amenity group or resident association, whose terms of reference have a direct interest in the proposal (speaking for a proposal) a representative of an advisory, amenity group or resident association, whose terms of reference have a direct interest in the proposal (speaking against a proposal) the applicant or agent (but not both) who will have the opportunity to speak last district councillors who are not members of the committee can speak about planning applications in their wards or immediately next to their wards. At the discretion of the Chair of the committee, other councillors whose wards might be affected by a planning application can be allowed to speak. You can listen to a recording of Planning Committee meeting the next day. Ask to speak at Planning Committee If there is a speaking slot available you can speak in person at the meeting for up to three minutes. You must register online to speak at Planning Committee or call 01227 862 009, no later than 12.30pm the working day before the meeting. You will need to give the following information: your name and email address or phone number whether you're in favour of or opposed to the planning application if you're speaking on behalf of an organisation or group - the name of it The total number of public speakers can't be more than 10 for each application. Speaking opportunities are allocated on a first come, first served basis once the agenda has been published. This is usually about a week before the meeting. The applicant is always given the first chance of supporting the scheme.