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Agenda and draft minutes

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No. Item


Election of Chairman




To elect Councillor Trevor Carbin as Chairman.


Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of disclosable interests or dispensations granted by the Standards Committee.


There were no declarations of interest.


Consideration of a dispensation request for Councillor Judy Rooke of Wiltshire Council

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Ian Gibbons, Service Director Law and Governance and Monitoring Officer introduced the report and highlighted that Councillor Rooke’s dispensation request was to allow her to speak at any planning committee which considers any planning matter concerning the Rowden Lane Development, but not to vote.


Councillor Rooke clarified that the Rowden Lane Development had been controversial for a number of years and she felt strongly that she should be able to speak on behalf of the residents she represents.


The Sub-Committee questioned whether a dispensation would be needed for any exercise of the right to call-in of a planning application under the agreed arrangements, and it was explained that this was not needed.




The Sub-Committee granted a dispensation to Councillor Rooke for the remaining period of this council to speak but not vote at any meeting of the council which considers any planning matter relating to the Rowden Lane Development on the ground that granting the dispensation is in the interests of people living in the authority’s area.


Dispensation Request Form

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