With regard to the email communication received by all Members of the Committee, the Chairman sought confirmation that the application could be determined at the meeting. The Principal Development Management Officer explained that the correspondence had included a request that the application not be considered, however, there was nothing within the contents of the email that would prohibit the Committee making a determination on the application.
The Vice-Chairman, in consideration of the contents of the email, proposed that the application be deferred until the next meeting for issues detailed within the correspondence to be dealt with. This proposal was subsequently seconded.
Advice was requested from the Legal Advisor and, in order to continue with the meeting, it was AGREED for the following item of business to be discussed.