Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,
Please provide me with details of any Construction business interests of any present (and past) members of the Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council Planning Committee. Since the Council prides itself on being a 'business-friendly' Council, it is in the public interest for such information to be in the public domain.
How many Sole Proprietors of Construction Consultancy businesses have sat as members of the Planning Committee, during the course of the last 15 years?
Please provide details of any such Planning Committee members together with dates of periods of office and positions held on the Planning Committee.
Please provide details of all prejudicial declarations of interest made by any Planning Committee members fulfilling the above criteria.
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Act. Please find the Council’s response below.
Declarations of Interest going back to September 2007 can be found on the
Council website here.
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Freedom of Information Act, ‘information reasonably accessible by other
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