Another interesting aspect of the ongoing dispute over George Ferguson’s plans to build on the Railway Path at Greenbank comes to light …
So far it’s gone entirely unreported that a paper petition containing 731 signatures from local people opposing the development was presented to last week’s full council meeting.
That doesn’t sound like many people I hear you say. But it’s a damn sight more than have got involved in George and his PR firm’s “exemplar consultation process“.
At their last event they got just 79 people along and many of those were against the development anyway. Although we don’t know exactly how many because George’s PR, the ridiculous Jenny Gee – who perhaps could get a senior job at the council if things don’t work out in PR – didn’t bother to write anything down.
So will George’s employees at the city council’s planning department take any notice of this overwhelming rejection from the local community? Or will they continue to assure us – and more importantly – the planning committee that George’s dodgy consultations have proved the community are still right behind his housing estate?