Councillor Lesley Smetham - In the interests of Openness - With regard to application number 19/0739C, Councillor L Smetham declared that she had called in the application but that she had not discussed it beyond passing references and had kept an open mind.
Councillor Lesley Smetham - In the interests of Openness - In the interest of openness in respect of application 19/1955M, Councillor L Smetham declared that she knew Parish Councillor Mrs T Jackson and Peter Yates who were both speaking on the application.
Councillor Lesley Smetham - In the interests of Openness - In the interest of openness in respect of application 18/5544M, Councillor L Smetham declared that she was the ward Councillor. She lived within the locality of the site but it was not considered to be close enough to affect her judgment. She had been aware of this planning application for some time and, in her role as ward Councillor, she had attended a number of meetings and had also been involved with Gawsworth’s Neighbourhood Plan. She had been in contact with individuals about different matters at different times. She had not expressed any views and had not voted for or against proposals at any stage. She had provided advice on the planning process or signposted people to the correct section to deal with their matter. Her comments had been restricted to planning matters without expressing an opinion. She had not voted either for or against any proposals. She was attending the meeting with an open mind to balance the information and views that she heard today to reach a view on the application.