1. Introduction


1.1 The public perception of probity in planning decision-making is critical if the system is to remain effective and retain the confidence of its users. For planning applications, decisions are made by the Council's Planning Committee or by officers under delegated powers. Planning policy is established by Full Council. It is important to demonstrate impartiality in all planning decisions.

To this end, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council is publishing this local guidance which applies to any Member (Councillor) or officer who deals with planning matters. It is published to be read alongside the Council's Code of Conduct for Members, the Redcar & Cleveland Code of Conduct for Employees and the Royal Town Planning Institute Code of Professional Conduct for Officers.

1.2 In the interests of probity, in the event that a Councillor considers that he or she has, or may have, breached this guidance e.g. by indicating in any way support or objection to a proposal in advance of a meeting of the Council at which the proposal is to be considered, the appropriate course of action is for the Councillor to declare the breach or potential breach at the earliest opportunity at the beginning of the meeting and to withdraw from the meeting when the proposal is to be considered.

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Last updated:
09/08/2016

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Local Guidance for Councillors and Officers Dealing with Planning Matters
2. The roles of Officers and Members
Local Guidance for Councillors and Officers Dealing with Planning Matters
Local Guidance for Councillors and Officers Dealing with Planning Matters