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Agenda item

Appointment of Chairman - Area Planning Committee (Central and East)


Moved by Councillor J Robinson, seconded by Councillor L Marshall and



That Councillor A Laing be appointed Chairman of the Area Planning Committee (Central and East).


Councillor J Robinson referred to the Motion which had been submitted by Councillor R Bell and asked whether Members of the County Planning Committee would need to declare an interest.


The Head of Legal and Democratic Services advised that membership of the County Planning Committee was neither a disclosable pecuniary nor ‘other relevant’ interest. The Motion referred to an executive decision which was taken by Cabinet and if it was successful it would be necessary to refer the matter back to Cabinet for consideration. The Motion did not relate to the merits of the planning application whilst merits may be referred to as part of the debate, advice to Members of the Planning Committee was not to be drawn on the merits of the application.


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