Labour Councillors have called on Westminster Conservatives to urgently deliver much needed change to open up the Planning system so that residents can have more confidence in the transparency of major planning decisions that affect local communities.
Residents are particularly keen to see changes that would allow them to speak at Planning Committee meetings, which has long been a Labour demand and was promised for the first time in the Conservative election manifesto this year. This is a right that residents in every other London borough have enjoyed for many years. Labour are pushing the council to take swift action to give residents a voice at these meetings and to ensure that the new processes learn from the best practice of other boroughs to maximise the time given to the views of local people.
Labour’s call for action comes after the Council’s website has suddenly stopped displaying residents’ comments on planning applications, with…
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