1. That the need for a supplementary estimate for the Development Management service of £535,000 to cover the payments required to defend three significant appeals relating to Member overturn decisions which were subsequently heard at either public inquiry or as a hearing, be noted.
2. That full Council (6 December 2022) be recommended to note the report and to approve the supplementary estimate.
To ensure robust defence of planning appeals resulting from Member overturn decisions.
Other options considered and rejected by the Executive:
Details of any conflict of interest declared by the Leader or lead councillors and any dispensation granted: