As I’ve seen other councillors around the country doing this, I thought I’d give it a try. As a councillor, I get automatic notification of consultations on planning applications lodged in my ward, so it seems a good idea to share them with my local readers. All the links take you to the full application on the Council’s website, where you can read it and comment on it as you wish. I’ll likely post these at the weekend to cover all the applications made during that week.
Application 120689: Listed building application to repair of damaged tie-beam in loft area of bar in main restaurant area. Red Lion Hotel, High Street.
Application 120884: Signage on construction hoarding, Greyfriars.
Please note that I am set to be a member of the Council’s Planning Committee for the next municipal year. This means that I’m required to act in a ‘quasi-judicial’ manner with regard to applications before the Committee and as such, can’t make comments in favour or against planning applications as I may then have pre-judged them before they come to Committee. I can give advice on planning issues and what to do if you have a comment or objection. However, my ward colleagues Bill Frame and Jo Hayes aren’t members of the Committee, so they’re free to comment as they wish.