I find my self in a difficult situation of coming across a potential planning application where, three trustees of a local charity who control the land in the parish, are also local councillors. One of whom, is the clerk.
Two of the councillors have shown their trusteeship on their declaration of Intrest, but remain in the room at meetings while the matter is discussed and take part in the discussion.
My question is, should they have informed the Monitoring Office to obtain a dispensation and should they be allowed to speak with planning officers, if, they have not disclosed the fact they are on this Charitable Trust?
Thank you for your assistance in this matter