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should an incoming parish councillor sit in PC while his own planning is being discussed?

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on 15th april an incoming councillor sat in while we discussed his planning permission.

he was due to start his post in May when 2 councillors retired

there was no vote as there wasn't enough applications
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If the person in question was not a councillor at the time, then members of the public are entitled to be present for discussion of planning applications - and commonly are.  The council has to be robust enough to make a balanced representation to the principal authority even when observed by interested parties.

Of course if the person was a council member, they would be required to declare a prejudicial interest and remove themselves from both discussion and any vote.
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