The report was in response to a motion I lodged at February’s full council meeting, proposing that councillors on the planning committee declare whether or not they had been lobbied on a planning application.  Here’s the account of the debate, which seemed caused widespread bafflement among the conservative group –

The thorny subject, which has been beset by delay after delay, was referred to the April standards committee for consideration.

Officers at the April standards committee meeting then agreed to prepare a report on lobbying over planning applications for the June standards committee meeting – account here –

However, the report has now been delayed by four months, to come before the October standards committee, as officers say they are awaiting new guidance on the planning code of conduct, from Lawyers in Local Government.

The standards committee meeting on 17 June has now been cancelled.