Friday, 17 May 2013
Despite a reasoned, balanced and helpful approach in this recent planning matter regarding the ERF at Beddington Farmlands the local social/environmentalists have been more or less completely and totally ignored. Will see if there is anything real and robust about our local democracy at Stage 2 with the mayor and GLA.
Well there should be enough policies in the planning system to achieve a balance to overcome a supremacy of a biased and weak local council and presumably nobbled planning officers. If the planning system itself cannot achieve a balance then some kind of external input will presumably be necessary. One way or another hopefully we will get there.