Meetings of the Planning Board normally take place in the Council Chamber at the Town Hall, Market Place, Ripley, Derbyshire at 7pm. See the Diary of Council Meetings for more information. Public access is through the Barrel Vault (glass tunnel) entrance, off the Market Place.
The Board is made up of 13 elected Councillors (Members of the Board), from the political parties represented on the Council and from wards across the Borough. Information on Members of the Board can be accessed on the membership page.
Council Officers also attend the meeting. There are usually Officers present from the Development Management department, who are able to give professional planning advice to the Members of the Board. There will also be Officers present to provide legal advice and take minutes of the meeting.
Members of the public or applicants and/or their agents can attend and can register in advance to speak at the meetings. The procedures for public speaking can be accessed on our public speaking page.
The press is usually present. The press and members of the public will be asked to leave the Council Chamber when confidential items are discussed (although this rarely happens for planning applications).