Comment posted Waitrose has £325k on table for Tuesday planning hearing – and opposition rolls in by Robert Wakeham.
We need a clear statement from the coumcil of how this mitigation sum was calculated, and how it will be committed.
Robert Wakeham also commented
- I thought ‘mitigation’ in the context of a supermarket proposal meant meeting the cost of any extra roadworks, pedestrian crossings etc made necessary by the extra traffic generated by the development. I’d like to know if some councillors took a more elastic view of the meaning of the word.
- I’d like to know what Councillor Currie wanted to do with the extra £420,000.
- We cope with bin collections once a week (or even fortnightly) so how about fancy supermarket visits once a week? – a Waitrose on a seagoing barge, serving the west coast – say from Helensburgh to Fort William, stopping off at Dunoon, Rothesay, Campbeltown, Oban, Fort William – and maybe Tobermory and Port Ellen alternate weeks. Just dreaming. At Helensburgh it would tie up at the pier, of course. The supermarket aisles would be cushioned with giant airbags to keep everything shipshape on passage, and maybe even giant gimbals would be effective.
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Simon – if you were cavorting about confident in the power of your bow thrusters and then suddenly the damn things didn’t work and you wound up in a collision, would you take the blame?
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AS you know, Simon, I don’t always agree with your sentiments, but this ‘no hangers on’ stuff has a slight whiff of the intolerant and undemocratic about it.
However good the BID motives are – and I wonder why a decent local authority and chamber of commerce can’t together achieve the same? – it should surely be voluntary on the basis that success will attract the doubters and naysayers to ‘join up’.
I thought that the concept of press gangs went out of favour around the same time that slavery was abolished.
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