Thursday 11 May 2017 8.29pm
I'm going to be that picky person and point out that Planning and Housing are different departments and the failure to meet the council housing target is much more likely to be the fault of Housing not Planning (doesn't mean they deserve an award though).
As council leader, Peter John is responsible for the efficiency of all departments, including both Housing and Planning.
It is his job to ensure that they deliver his electoral promises and, clearly, he has failed to do so: a perfect example of a leader that is unable to lead.
It's not like he said: "we are going to build 11,000 new council homes in the borough, providing Housing and Planning pull their finger out in which case it's not my fault"...