Declarations of interest
- Councillor Nigel Chapman - Call in signatory - no bias - Councillor Chapman stated that he had been a signatory to the call-in but was approaching the application with an open mind, would listen to all the arguments and weigh up all the relevant facts before coming to a decision.
- Councillor Nigel Chapman - Prejudicial - Councillors Chapman and Railton declared that they were precluded from participating in the determination of planning application 22/02446/CT3 because of their respective roles as part of the shareholder group of Oxford Direct Services (the applicant) which could give rise to a public perception of bias should they take part. Both Councillors declared that they would leave the meeting room whilst the application was considered.
- Councillor Nigel Chapman - Non Pecuniary - Councillor Nigel Chapman declared, in relation to agenda item 10 (‘Grant Allocations to Community and Voluntary Organisations 2024/25’), that he was to become the new Chair of Elmore Community Services (which was a grant recipient) with effect from January 2024. Councillor Chapman declared that he had had no involvement with any decisions relating to the awarding of the grant.
- Councillor Nigel Chapman - Confirm: no interest, no bias - Councillor Chapman declared that he had visited an acquaintance who lived in St John’s Street and had viewed the application site but had not discussed the application with them. Councillor Chapman declared that he had formed no judgement on the proposals and would listen to all the arguments and weigh up all the relevant facts before coming to a decision on them.