Council announces plans to show more meetings online

Ever wondered what goes on at council planning meetings?

By The Newsroom
Monday, 15th February 2016, 4:38 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th February 2016, 8:10 am
Cllr Neil Blake of Aylesbury Vale District Council
Cllr Neil Blake of Aylesbury Vale District Council

Well wonder no more, because seeing how Aylesbury Vale District Council makes its decisions is now easier than ever before.

The council is set to broadcast meetings of its Strategic Development Management Committee for the first time.

At these meetings contentious local planning applications are debated and decided.

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Video cameras in the council’s Gateway conference centre in Aylesbury currently film some meetings and broadcast them live online in the form of a webcast. The footage is then archived online giving residents the chance to review the meeting at a time of their choice.

On this catch-up option viewers can skip through the footage straight to the items they are most interested in.

Councillor Neil Blake, leader of Aylesbury Vale District Council said: “Webcasts of our council meetings have provided residents with unfettered access to AVDC’s decision making process, letting anyone who cannot attend in person stay informed of proceedings.

“The Strategic Development Management Committee debate issues which matter a great deal to residents and by including these meetings in our webcast schedule residents can stay up-to-date with major planning issues affecting their local communities.”

For information on upcoming meetings and to watch our webcast visit