Credit: Standing up for Milton Keynes
reminded Owl of this article about ex-EDDC ex-councillor Graham Brown (the video included in the clip is well worth watching!).
The article made the front page of the Daily Telegraph with the headline:
” ‘If I can’t get planning nobody will’ says [EDDC] Devon councillor and planning consultant.”
and includes the priceless recorded comment:
“I don’t come cheap,” the planning consultant added, stating that he was normally paid £80 an hour or between £1000 and £20,000 for a project.
His fees would vary “depending on the viability of the scheme, if we get it, like if I turned a greenfield into a housing estate and I’m earning a developer two or three million, then I ain’t doing it for peanuts… Especially if I’m the difference between winning it and losing it.”