Local area and planning committees to be abolished by Redbridge council

The proposals are expected to pass tomorrow evening.

The proposals are expected to pass tomorrow evening.

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Local area and planning committees are set to be officially abolished at a council meeting tomorrow.

Redbridge’s Labour council hopes to save around £840,000 annually from centralising the process.

Local area committees, where members of the public air their views on local issues, have been operating in the borough since 2000 and an alternative is yet been offered.

The proposals also mean planning applications will initially be assessed by planning officers.

The meeting will be at Redbridge Town Hall, Ilford, at 7.15pm.
 

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8:02am Wed 16 Jul 14

How It Is... says...

Yet more centralisation from Labour, first Local Area Committees, now Local Planning Committees. The moves will make it far easier for Labour to sell off land, build inappropriate developments and ignore local concerns.

Have a developer put a planning application in for your house he does not own? Tough, it complies with planning law...

Local Village green proposed for houses and shops? Tough, it complies with planning law...

Proposed Mosque of inapropriate design, totally out of keeping with the local area? you can guess the answer....

Wonder what the borough will look like after their four year term....
Yet more centralisation from Labour, first Local Area Committees, now Local Planning Committees. The moves will make it far easier for Labour to sell off land, build inappropriate developments and ignore local concerns. Have a developer put a planning application in for your house he does not own? Tough, it complies with planning law... Local Village green proposed for houses and shops? Tough, it complies with planning law... Proposed Mosque of inapropriate design, totally out of keeping with the local area? you can guess the answer.... Wonder what the borough will look like after their four year term.... How It Is...
  • Score: 4

8:08am Wed 16 Jul 14

Nick G. says...

How thoughtfully undemocratic of our New Labour Council !
How thoughtfully undemocratic of our New Labour Council ! Nick G.
  • Score: 4

8:40am Wed 16 Jul 14

stickmanny says...

Might you be the same people that moan on about Labour councils wasting money almost in the same breath as slating policies that save it?

This centralisation is happening all over the country, it is not restricted to Labour boroughs.
Might you be the same people that moan on about Labour councils wasting money almost in the same breath as slating policies that save it? This centralisation is happening all over the country, it is not restricted to Labour boroughs. stickmanny
  • Score: -5

9:13am Wed 16 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

This is a green flag for mosques, beds in sheds, chicken shops, Redbridge will soon look as bad as the Bakers Arms area!
This is a green flag for mosques, beds in sheds, chicken shops, Redbridge will soon look as bad as the Bakers Arms area! Villagecranberry
  • Score: 0

11:33am Wed 16 Jul 14

T. Watts says...

I think these glove puppets for the local Tories here (who still haven't got over the fact that they lost the local election and keep bleating on about it) should have a good look around Wanstead NOW if they want to see how ineffective the current system is. Awful and unsympathetic developments and extensions all over the place, that have either been rubber stamped through, or simply allowed to remain if illegal! Whatever the changes bring, they can't do any more harm that the current hopeless system. Open your eyes.
I think these glove puppets for the local Tories here (who still haven't got over the fact that they lost the local election and keep bleating on about it) should have a good look around Wanstead NOW if they want to see how ineffective the current system is. Awful and unsympathetic developments and extensions all over the place, that have either been rubber stamped through, or simply allowed to remain if illegal! Whatever the changes bring, they can't do any more harm that the current hopeless system. Open your eyes. T. Watts
  • Score: -1

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