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First live broadcast of Planning and Development Control Committee

Published: 16/02/2016

Following on from the success of the Council’s first ever live broadcast of a full Council meeting on 16 February, viewers will now have the opportunity to watch Councillors debate local development plans in real time on-line. The first live broadcast of the Council’s Planning and Development Control Committee will take place on Wednesday 24 February. The introduction of this new technology will mean people can either watch the meeting as it happens, or catch up later, at a time and place convenient to them. All future meetings of Flintshire County Council and Planning and Development Control Committee will be broadcast live and can be accessed on-line by going to Dates for future meetings can be found on the Council’s website from where agendas will also be accessible one week in advance of the meeting. Cllr. Aaron Shotton, Leader of the Council said, Webcasting of Council meetings has been introduced successfully in many Councils across the United Kingdom and I am delighted that Flintshire now too has the opportunity to realise the benefits of webcasting in terms of public engagement and transparency. Full County Council meetings are where the biggest decisions are taken and Planning Committee regularly attracts the most attendance by members of the public. Introducing webcasting for these meetings will not only make it easier for people who already follow the democratic process, but also open it up to those people who previously would have been unable to attend meetings at County Hall.