Wednesday, 15 April 2009

King's Meadow update

I went along to Cabinet yesterday to support the King's Meadow Campaign. All seats were taken but the kind security guard found me one outside. Despite unanimous opposition from the public -- and opposition councillors -- to the Asket Hawk proposal the Labour group were still pressing to give them a period of exclusivity to work up their proposal.

A minor spanner was put in the works by the opposition councillors who called in the item to be discussed at the scrutiny meeting which is going on this evening. It will then go back to Cabinet with a recommendation, but whilst this has bought a little bit more time I am not particularly optimistic that this will change the Labour group's mind. What seems more likely as a way to put the brakes on the developer and the community back in control of this, is to force a public enquiry as was done with the Station Hill development.

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