Not sure if you've seen this article in the guardian which highlights Redbridge Councils apparent inability to meaningfully consult with the community re: planning. They have decided apparently to vest all planning power in the hands of their officers as they are widely 'educated'. :)
The Guardian, Local Planning
Floodplain wrote:Sorry Pros but I just don't agree with your thesis at all - I am more than happy with the way the planning decisions are going - especially over the past four years - and there defintely is a very clear strategy behind this which is to maximise money coming into the council to build new council homes when their funding is being squeezed by central government.
I just can't see what's wrong with planning decisions that are allowing new council homes to be built?
Another thing which you need to take into account is that the commercial life of our area is vital for jobs - the Council is requiring the developers to use local labour and train local kids - these planning decisions are essential to keep the borough moving and open for business.
I just think it's important that you appreciate these opposite points of view before embarking on your initiative.
Do you not think the recent landslide local elections in Southwark were a vindication of recent planning decisions?
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