The next meeting of the Neighbourhood Plan group takes place on Monday (February 16).
For more information on how to get involved with the plan, or if you wish to attend Monday’s meeting, contact David Zirker, who will confirm the venue of the talks, on 01395 567430 or email email@example.com.
Because David Cameron didn’t want us to know who went to his £15,000 per place fund-raising dinner, there was no guest list and no seating plan for the room. Do, how did guests know where to sit? They were given a secret code to a secret website from which they had to follow instructions (wonder who sat next to Peter Stringfellow?).
Now we know where EDDC gets its taste for secrecy – straight from the top!
We do know that our (current) MP, Hugo Swire, was not only a guest but also the auctioneer for the evening, when he made a tasteless joke about Greece:
Cllr Gottlieb leads the Winchester Deserves Better campaign that opposes the scheme, arguing that the scheme is poorly designed and over-sized for the setting. He is also concerned that under the terms of the variation, affordable housing and civic amenities have been removed from the scheme.
“However, because of the forthcoming local and national elections this would not appear to be a viable route to follow, as there is concern that the process could be seen as politically motivated, which would overshadow the soundness of the plan. While mindful of the need to progress quickly, the significance to the process of members’ consideration and consultation should not be overlooked, and consequently it is unlikely that we will take the report to our members until shortly after the May election.”
Quite. Perhaps, also, the news will be too much for us to bear and might affect our voting choices …..
What is widely considered the secretive saga of EDDC’s bungled relocation plans, is reaching a costly crescendo…and not just in monetary terms. If the District Council’s plans go-ahead, this unique landmark parkland will have restricted access, and the Public Open Space will be much reduced.
“…The problem now is that many of the Tesco developments on which townhall leaders had staked regeneration plans have been cancelled. These include schemes to redevelop the town centre in Kirkby, Merseyside (where previously Tesco’s plans to build a complex alongside a new stadium for Everton FC were rejected by the government in 2009) and the former Royal Hospital in Wolverhampton, West Midlands …”
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