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Letter: Cllr Colin Cross Is Speaking Out For His Community

Published on: 15 Apr, 2017
Updated on: 15 Apr, 2017

From Liz Hogger

Liberal Democrat borough councillor for Effingham

in response to: Unwarranted Criticism of GBC MD Disappointing

Cllr Colin Cross wrote a perfectly reasonable critique of the housing target in the revised Local Plan, in the context of the massive impact of the new town on the former Wisley Airfield on the Lovelace villages he represents.

I find it extraordinary that this has been greeted with first a long disparaging reply from the managing director of GBC and now criticism from the council leader when Colin replies to that in turn.

Colin is speaking out for his community, and that’s surely what councillors should be doing. Let’s have a reasoned debate about the housing target and the Local Plan revisions, not knee-jerk defensive criticism of any disagreement.

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Responses to Letter: Cllr Colin Cross Is Speaking Out For His Community

  1. Valerie Thompson Reply

    April 16, 2017 at 10:08 am

    There can be no reasoned debate while GBC refuses to let anyone see the result of the research, which has led to the inflated numbers of houses it is claimed are needed to be built in the borough.

    The fact that not even the councillors have been allowed to see these documents is not only a disgrace but also, probably illegal, as was the sub-contracting of the work to another company.

    Can anyone suggest how the Executive can be forced to make this information public? Have we all complained to our MP?
    Who else should we write to?

  2. Jules Cranwell Reply

    April 17, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    The GBC Executive and its leader have proved over and over again that they do not listen to the electorate.

    Mr. Spooner claims to be listening, yet has ignored over 30,000 objections to building on the green belt. They will only start listening when they are kicked out of power at Millmead.

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