A Member commented that it could often be difficult to navigate this volume of papers electronically. She questioned whether some thought could be given to producing background papers as separate packs in future where papers were this extensive.
Another Member highlighted that the Mod.Gov app made it easy to edit and comment upon electronic papers and championed the use of this by Members.
Another Member thanked Officers for publishing and circulating the transcript of the meetings that Members were invited to attend with the applicant and the objector for today’s application. She suggested that it would be helpful to continue to provide this to all going forward and also to place this on the Planning Portal. Another Member echoed this point. The Chair also recognised the usefulness of this but underlined the resource implications. He undertook to discuss this matter further with Officers and the Deputy Chairman so that a proportionate approach could be taken.