Author Archives: Lesley

Examination of Local Plan

Those of you who submitted comments on the Policies and Places Local Plan and asked to speak at the Examination in Public will have received an email asking you to confirm your attendance.Save Princes Parade will make sure that we have an official representative at the relevant part of the hearing. The suggestion is that […]

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Council Approves Capital Programme

Last week the council’s cabinet voted to approve the business case for Princes Parade despite the fact that the officer’s report was clear that the financial estimates in the confidential information were just indicative and that the project was based on a number of assumptions and carries a number of risks. This Wednesday, the full […]

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Email to Councillors

Here is the text of the email we have sent to all councillors ahead of next week’s Overview & Scrutiny Committee and Cabinet meetings: Dear Councillor Exclusion of the Public It is very disappointing and frustrating that the council is persisting with its intention to exclude the public from part of the Overview & Scrutiny […]

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FHDC Response to SPP re Financials

Towards the end of January we sent an email to all councillors on behalf of the members of SPP summarising our concerns about the financial viability calculations. Our comments were based on the Betteridge & Milsom calculations published in the summer of 2018 shortly before the determination of the planning application. We were aware that […]

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FHDC have not Informed NPCU

Paragraph 1.3 of the officer’s report that will be presented to the Overview & Scrutiny Committee and Cabinet next week states that the National Planning casework Unit have been notified of the current position in order that the Secretary of State can consider whether or not to call in the application. The planning officer has […]

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Cabinet Wed 13th February 5pm

The agenda for next week’s cabinet meeting has now been published. It is pretty much the same as for the Overview & Scrutiny meeting on the previous day. The public will be excluded from part of both meetings but we do need a good turnout in the public gallery so please join us. Tues 12th […]

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Overview & Scrutiny 12 Feb 7pm

The agenda for the Overview & Scrutiny Committee meeting has been published and despite our representations the public are to be excluded from some of the meeting. But not all of it so can we please have a good turnout so that the public gallery is full. 7pm Tues 12 Feb. Reading the officer’s report […]

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Public Exclusion from Meetings

We asked our solicitor to write to Dr Priest setting out the legal case why the council would be wrong to exclude the public from the Overview & Scrutiny Meeting on 12th Feb and the Cabinet meeting on 13th Feb. This is the reply he got: “Many thanks for your letter. Your points have been […]

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