12th November 2010
All plannning applications are important to someone - even small ones can have a big affect on a local area or an individual.
We as Green Party District Councillors are disgusted by the decision of the Conservative dominated Stroud District Council to remove the right of Parish and Town Councils and District Councillors to ensure that contentious applications are decided by elected Councillors in public at the Development Control Committee. Instead more decisions will be taken behind closed doors by un-elected officers. This is not democratic, it is bad for the people of our area and is an insult to the hard and dedicated work done on planning by many of our Town and Parish Councils.
Cllr Fi Macmillan, Cllr Martin Whiteside, Cllr John Marjoram, Cllr Gwen
Belcher, Cllr Sarah Lunnon, Cllr Philip Booth
C/O 8 Castle St, Stroud