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.
Recent comments by Robert Wakeham
- Operations Director alleged to have materially misled Community Health Partnership on legal challenge to ADP contract
‘more than meets the eye’ – care to elaborate, Mike?
- Jack Straw and Malcolm Rifkind caught offering to sell influence for cash
I wonder how much scope there is for reducing corruption – which you say is pervasive at every level – by making the finances, and connections, of elected politicians more transparent. Private Eye has a field day with digging up the shenanigans of these folk, and – using your hypothetical case of the land owner, the planning committee chairman, and his wife – I wonder if there are fifty shades of transparency, and scope for getting a lot more transparent?
- Brian Wilson on Clyde and Hebridean Ferry Services tender
It doesn’t – lots of people have done things in the past that they came to regret, but most don’t admit to them.
- New Savills research predicts [with caveats] Scotland’s residential market to outperform rest of UK this year
Don’t you mean Aberdeen?
- Russell offers to meet Council administration to discuss Castle Toward
I think that Simon’s on a mission – defend the council, come what may.
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