§ Mr. Ben Chapman
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (1) if he will issue guidance on the rights of objectors to attend planning committee site visits in residential planning applications; 
(2) if he will issue guidance to make it easier for objectors to speak at local authority planning committee meetings. 
§ Ms Beverley Hughes
We have no current plans to do so. The Government endorse the Local Government Association's good practice guide "Public Involvement in Development Control Process". This includes advice to local authorities on setting clear guidelines for public speaking and attendance at committee meetings.