we are a small, rural PC with nine members. Recently we had before us a contentious Planning application that was, eventually, decided by a majority of 6:2 with one absent to support the application. The two Councillors who voted to object are also part of an unconstituted lobby group of 11 residents who have expressed their desire to object, individually and as households, to this same planning application. The Lobby Group have written to the Parish Council to request 'chapter and verse' as to why we have supported the application. Does the fact that two of the Parish Councillors (those who objected) are named as Members of the Lobby Group constitute a conflict of interest by the two Councillors?
If so what can we do about this?