Councillors warned not to express views on regeneration site

PUBLISHED: 14:04 07 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:25 15 June 2010

SEATON town councillors are being reminded not to give their views on the Seaton Regeneration site.

SEATON town councillors are being reminded not to give their views on the Seaton Regeneration site.Town clerk Philip Higginson said the Code of Conduct to which the councillors adhere to prevents them from making any 'judgemental comment' before formal consideration of the planning application.The code extends to opinions voiced privately to friends.In a letter to the Herald he wrote: "If any councillor has, by their public actions or words, already shown a bias towards one company over another, they are considered to have a prejudicial interest and will not be able to vote on the planning application. "The situation can be frustrating for councillors and is little understood by the electorate, who demand responses from their elected representatives. However, that is the situation all councillors face.


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