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Covid19 – Changes to Planning Service

Temporary measures during the Coronavirus Pandemic

We are taking measures to safeguard the public and ensure our most vulnerable residents are supported while continuing to provide critical services.

Maintaining the momentum in planning is considered an essential service that we will continue to provide.

Our Officers will often be able to carry out site visits without needing to directly access properties. Should such access be required they will call ahead and ask without needing to enter any homes or meet with you.

Officers will not be attending non-essential meetings and wherever possible will be undertaking phone conversations and conference calls rather than face to face meetings.

Planning Committee meetings

Members of the public are invited to attend Planning Committee, and at the Chairman's discretion can speak to the Committee on an application for a maximum of three minutes. If you wish to speak, you must register with the Governance Officer by telephoning 01823 219735 or by emailing by 5pm on the Monday before the meeting.

No additional comments can be published or taken into consideration after this date and time.

The link to each webcast will be available on the planning meeting page, but you can also access them on the Somerset West and Taunton webcasting website.

Due to covid-19 restrictions it is requested that only people wishing to speak attend the meeting in person. Please note that we will not be able to accommodate you in the Committee Room until the item that you are attending to hear is being discussed, you will be asked to wait outside of the meeting room until we are on the relevant agenda item.