If you would like to ask a question or make a statement at one of our Committee meetings, or speak at a meeting with regard to a planning application, please find further information below.
Questions and Statements at Committee meetings
Do you want to ask a question of one of our Committees with regard to the services we provide? Is there something you wish to say about the way your local services are run? Public questions and statements can be made at every ordinary meeting of the following Committees:
- The Standards and Constitution Committee (Reviewing the Constitution, Councillor code of conduct)
- The Audit and Scrutiny Committee (Scrutiny and review, audit)
- The Strategy and Resources Committee (Budget and policy framework, treasury management, the local economy)
- The Community and Wellbeing Committee (Leisure and tourism, housing, services for the young, elderly and disabled, the voluntary sector, Council venues)
- The Environment Committee (Refuse collection, climate change, parking, highways (note: Surrey County Council is responsible for a large number of highways issues), parks and countryside, environmental health)
- The Licensing and Planning Policy Committee (Local plan documents, conservation area appraisals, the historic environment, licensing policy)
- The Crime and Disorder Committee (Crime and disorder issues, the Community Safety Partnership strategy, PREVENT and PROTECT)
- The Shareholder Sub-Committee (Appointment of company directors, annual company business plan)
- The Nonsuch Park Joint Management Committee (Management of Nonsuch Park)
A period of 30 minutes is available at the start of each ordinary meeting of these Committees for the purposes of receiving public questions and statements. If you are interested in asking a question or making a statement at a meeting, please contact Democratic Services via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone on 01372 732000.
Public speaking at Planning Committee meetings
Public speaking in support or objection to planning applications is permitted at meetings of our Planning Committee. Information on how to register to speak at a meeting is included on the agenda available online.
The following categories of speakers are allowed for each application: two objectors, and two supporters (including the applicant/agent). Each will be given a maximum of three minutes in which to express their views.
After all the speakers have finished speaking for an item, the Chair will open the item to the Committee for debate. At the end of the debate the Committee will vote on the proposal.