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This is to do with a planning permission issue.
Occupiers of a public house want to turn it into a house, much to the protest of local residents. In essence, they have fabricated stories and an entire marketing campaign to try and con the council into granting permission and showing their intentions are bona fide.
A local council has spoken in a newspaper article about her personal support for the family to turn it in to a house and more importantly, publicly called for them to appeal a refusal for permission by the planning committee.
My question is, as the councillor has publicly stated her support for the applicants in newspapers and other publicly available documents, does this mean her predetermination should prevent her from voting on a planning committee for approval of the permission?
So there is no legislation in England & Wales that would prevent a councillor using predetermination to vote on a planning matter?
I have been asked to confirm what my colleague has said. There is no legislation which prevents someone from voting on an issue on which they have publicly expressed an opinion.
There would be no reason for it.
Please remember to rate my colleagues answer positively so that she gets credit.
Would you be able to clarify an issue regarding auction bidding too?
Are auctioneers legally allowed to fabricate bids during an auction to bid the price up to the reserve price?