Local News & Archive — May 31, 2017 at 2:30 pm — Updated: May 31, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Councillor criticised over personal planning interest

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A councillor criticised for failing to declare a personal interest in a planning issue will not face any further action.

The Prestatyn Town Council member, who was not named, was accused of breaching a code of conduct after raising concerns about the impact of a potential development, which affected his own business.

But the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales, Nick Bennett, said he did not think the councillor tried to influence a decision when he spoke at two meetings.

In a report, Mr Bennett said the town council had only been considering whether to submit a response to the planning application rather than deciding if it should be approved.

He added ”it was not in the public interest to pursue the matter further” but told the councillor to undergo training on the Code of Conduct for elected members.

 

 

Source: Rhyl Journal

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