TWO councillors could be fined £5,000 and banned for up to five years for speaking out against plans for the controversial Atlantic Array wind farm.
Torridge District Councillors Phil Pennington and Bob Hicks spoke at a meeting last week where the offshore wind farm was discussed, despite both having an involvement with the scheme.
Mr Pennington owns land along the scheme's proposed cabling route while Mr Hicks represents 16 landowners along the route as a surveyor.
It is a criminal offence to take part in a debate or vote on a matter in which a councillor has a disclosable pecuniary interest.
But more than a week after being warned they risked breaking the law, neither councillor knows what consequences they face.
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