|Posted on Tuesday, 21 September, 2004 - 09:59 pm: |
Refering to the proposed redevelopment of Clyde Vale and Clyde Terrace.
Are our local councillors of Forest Hill ward proposing to call a public meeting as this is the the largest development in the area for some time? Clyde Terrace is also part of the conservation area and the public should be made aware of the proposals.
|Cllr David Whiting|
|Posted on Tuesday, 21 September, 2004 - 11:21 pm: |
The Planning Department, rather than Councillors, is responsible for formal consultation. On a development of this scale, the developers themselves may also wish to make their own arrangements to reveal their plans to local residents.
Local councillors don't have a role in the formal process. We would, however, definitely see it as our role to ensure that consultation was adequate, and to support local residents if this seemed not to be the case. If this meant calling a public meeting, we would do so.
There is one complication: namely, Councillors who are members of the Planning Committee are seen in law as carrying out a 'semi-judicial' function. Therefore, it would be necessary for the one of us who might be a member of the Planning Committee making the decision either to distance himself from any public campaigning, or to withdraw from the Committee making the decision.
You are right, by the way, Michael, about the importance of this development to Forest Hill.
|Posted on Wednesday, 22 September, 2004 - 12:15 am: |
What is being planned for Clyde Vale, is it a new business unit or shops?
|Posted on Wednesday, 22 September, 2004 - 07:05 am: |
Yes , I am very interested what is going on there
|Posted on Wednesday, 22 September, 2004 - 08:17 am: |
You can pick up a few clues here: