Declarations of Interest/Pre Determination
To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests and for Members to declare if they have a pre-determination in respect of any item on the agenda.
In respect of application 19/5765C, Councillor L Smetham declared that she had seen the application at the outline stage and then the withdrawn application and as a result it had become clear she had predetermined the application. In accordance with the Code of Conduct she would exercise her right to speak as the Ward Councillor under the public speaking procedure and then leave the room.
In the interest of openness in respect of application 19/5765C, Councillor S Holland declared that she whilst she did not know the applicant well her children had been taught by them at school some years ago.
In the interest of openness in respect of application 19/3774M, Councillor A Gregory declared that he was a resident of Rainow and may well be a beneficiary of the reservoir however he had had not pre determined the application.
In the interest of openness in respect of application 19/2003M, Councillor C Browne declared that he had been contacted when the application was first submitted by a local resident who had registered to speak at the meeting. He advised the resident that he could not speak to them but forwarded their email onto Councillor C Leach who was the Ward Councillor. As she was a newly elected Councillor he gave some advice on the call in procedure but did not discuss the merits of the application and therefore had retained an open mind.
In respect of application 19/2200M, Councillor C Browne declared that in his role as Deputy Leader of the Council he sat on the Board of Alderley Park Limited and although there was no pecuniary interest to him, Alderley Park potentially stood to benefit from the application and therefore he would be withdrawing from the meeting when the application was to be considered.
In the interest of openness in respect of application 19/3774M, Councillor T Dean declared that he used to be the Regional Director of the Environment Agency during the time when the Agency was involved closely with United Utilities in preparation of their asset management plans, however he had not been involved with this project.
In the interest of openness in respect of application 19/5765C, Councillor A Harewood declared that she had been on a previous Planning Committee when the application was discussed but had not discussed this application nor had she a pecuniary interest in it or pre determined it.