Futures Forum: District Council meets to consider issue of Lobbying ... again ... Tues 8th April
Thorny subject of lobbying up for debate at standards committee on Tuesday - Claire Wright
A full report will now be submitted to the June meeting of the Committee:
Tuesday 8 April 2014
Committee by Council
The Committee is asked to note that at the Council
meeting held on 26 February 2013 Members agreed
that the motion set out below be referred to the next
meeting of the Standards Committee for clarification
"Openness and transparency in the planning process
is vital. This Council therefore agrees to include an
item on the agenda of all Development Management
Committee and Planning Inspections Committee
meetings, requiring Members of those committees to
declare if and who they have been lobbied by, about
items on the agenda."
There has not been sufficient time to prepare a report
for this Committee meeting; however the Committee is
advised that a report on this subject will be presented
to the June Standards Committee.
The Committee can use this opportunity to give their
views on what should be included in the report.
More lobbying definition pontification but report returning to standards committee in June - Claire Wright