COUNCILLOR Heather Scott has shown contempt for the public, democracy and transparency following the vote on Darlington’s Draft Local Plan by admitting that: “You could say every single member had predetermined”. This is saying that the decision had already been made.

Councillors may be predisposed to an idea but should be open minded. In saying this, Councillor Scott has put Darlington Borough Council in a position where they have no alternative but to call the vote null and void and disqualify all members who Councillor Scott says had predetermined (their vote). They are a disgrace to the town.

Kim Bainbridge, Darlington