Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Garston waste plans - update

They've done it again!! Because there was information missing in the Jack Allen planning application the Council is having to write to residents again to give them an extra chance to comment. Part of this missing information is to do with the height of a building

If you have sent in an objection its important to know that your original objection still stands as this change isn't enough for the whole process to start again. You can of course add to your objection.

This may well have a knock on effect in terms of the timing of the planning committee meeting. I had expected this in early August. It now looks as if early September is the likely slot. I will update when I can. Meanwhile the three Lib Dem Councillors in Cressington remain opposed to this mad scheme.

1 comment:

PM Swimmer said...

Thanks for letting us know about this Paula.

I am however a little concerned about the comment the ‘Dem Councillors in Cressington’ are opposed to the scheme.

Obviously I’m glad to hear this but would like to know if the Lib Dem councillors across the city are opposed to it?

The reason for my concern is that there is common political tactic of politicians opposing things locally whilst knowing full well that the rest of their party will support it and this broader support will trump any local efforts and allow the proposal to pass.

The effect of this is to give local people a false sense of what the position of a political party is and in effect to disenfranchise them from decision making as because they have you on side they assume that this is the position of your party. In effect it allows local politicians to dodge the difficult questions or make difficult arguments and fails to provide them the info they should have when casting votes. Think of the odious Hazel Blears and hospital closures.

The truth is this a major local issue for Garston, the sort on which both the actions of the local councillor and the political parties should be judged and to make that judgement we need to know both the view taken by you and that taken by the lib dem party in Liverpool.

Simply put we in Garston can’t vote out Warren Bradley if he decides that the other lib dems should support the proposal therefore we need to hold you to account for that decision and to do that we need info on views of the party.