The public have the right to speak either for or against any planning applications on the agenda at the Planning Committee.

How to register

Any member of the public wanting to speak on an application must register between publication of the agenda and 5pm on the day prior to the meeting:

  • telephone 020 8303 7777 and ask for Committee Services
  • email
  • write to: Committee Services and Scrutiny Team, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 7AT

Speaking arrangements

A maximum of two people can register to speak in favour of a particular application and up to two people against and registrations will be dealt with in the order in which they are received.

Each speaker is allowed three minutes for minor applications and five minutes for major applications.

However, where two people have registered to speak on one side of the argument, the time for each speaker is reduced to two minutes for minor applications and three minutes for major applications.