Another block of flats approved by Labour
10/02/2017 10:08:00......Posted by Tim Pollard
You have to hand it to Cllr Paul 'Blue Circle' Scott, Labour chair of the planning committee - he's as good as his word. Two weeks ago he told the Planning Committee that nowhere in the borough was it inappropriate to build flats, and last night he pushed through another block in an otherwise low-rise road in Sanderstead.
This development, in Hyde Road, sees the demolition of a family home and its replacement by a block of seven two-bedroom flats. It will be totally out of character with the area and will put increasing strain on this narrow and already heavily parked road, but that doesn't bother Cllr Concrete.
There were 36 public objections including Riddlesdown Residents' Association and the application was refered to committee by Cllr Lynne Hale (who was ably deputised for at the meeting by Cllr Yvette Hopley, as Lynne was unable to be there last night).
It also flies in the face of Labour leader Cllr Tony Newman's claim that local people know best how to sensitively redevelop their area, as set out in this rather laughable blog post recently.
As has become rather apparent recently, Labour isn't listening.
Apologies for the rather political nature of this post - but as you can probably tell, I am very angry at the vandalisation of our borough by this hopeless council administration.