Decision Maker: Monitoring Officer
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Following the decision by the Planning and Regulatory Committee to refuse the planning application on land south of Dunsfold Road and east of High Loxley Road, Dunsfold (ref: WA/2019/0796) at the virtual meeting on 29 June 2020, the Monitoring Officer has received in excess of 100 complaints alleging that there were procedural irregularities that invalidated the result. As a consequence, Counsel was instructed to view the recording of the meeting and, first, to consider whether there were in fact any such irregularities and, secondly, what should be done to rectify them.
It was AGREED that:
1. The resolution to refuse application reference WA/2019/0796 is invalid and any notice of refusal would therefore be unlawful.
2. A decision notice for the refusal of application reference WA/2019/0796 shall not be issued and the application will be referred back to Committee for determination afresh.
3. There will be full entitlement for public speakers, the applicant and the local Member to make or remake their statements orally with full provision for debate by members.
Publication date: 03/08/2020
Date of decision: 30/07/2020