It’s possible - I say possible, that’s not to say excusable - that a planning agent or architect may have compiled and submitted the application without knowing that the client is a Borough Cllr. Perfectly reasonable to have an agent submit an application
If the applicant had the application compiled and submitted by a professional 3rd party the applicant would not have completed the declaration on the application form - the agent will have done so.
It’s an interesting point - I’ve submitted 3 applications this week alone and I didn’t ask any of them if they were Cllrs or employees of LA.
I’m going to have to go to Planning Portal and re-check, word for word, the declaration - does it apply to the applicant or the agent....?
I’ll be back