Martin Francis reports that Cllr Muhammed Butt has been meeting developers and discussing planning applications with them. He implies this reprehensible.
Such would be the case if Cllr Butt were to subsequently pressure or otherwise instruct members of the Committee as to what decision they were to make. Indeed any such instruction might invalidate the decision altogether. It would also be dubious if he were to seek to influence the Planning officers in their recommendations. It is striking that Cllr Butt seems to show a great deal of interest in planning application, much more so than his predecessors.