The Council held its inaugural virtual public meeting yesterday evening, 21 May 2020, a meeting of its Development Control Committee.
The meeting was extremely successful and ran very smoothly with the technology very much supporting the meeting, including enabling public speakers to enter and leave the meeting at the appropriate time, Councillors to raise their hand and be drawn into the debate when they wished to speak and Councillors to be able to cast their vote in a thorough and organised fashion.
The meeting was broadcast live on the Council’s YouTube Channel and was noted to have 24 viewers at its highest point, with a total of 58 views across the duration of the live broadcast.
This is very comparable to, if not exceeding, the number of attendees that the Council would usually expect to see in the Chamber at the Council Offices on Station Road in Wigston.
The meeting can be viewed in full at the following link: https://youtu.be/aMAuqnStuXA
The Council has this morning also received an email from the Senior Planning Manager at Bellway Homes, which had two applications on the Agenda last night, which included the following comment:
"I was extremely impressed with the virtual meeting and how slick and professional it was so it is a credit to all involved. Please pass on our thanks to your team".
A total of three applications were on the Agenda and all three were approved by the Committee.
By chance, the meeting finished just before 8.00 pm and Members and Officers stayed on to participate together in the ‘Clap for Carers’.