Put it all together and what’ve we got?
Oh look it’s Friday, must be time for another CONsultation about the stupid ‘Cycle Houses’ on the Bristol and Bath Railway Path nobody wants.
The new Lib Dem administration – having been successfully blackmailed once by the developers, Square Peg, and their cheerleader-in-chief, city council Head of Planning David Bishop – has already rubber-stamped Bishop’s unconsitutional sale of one plot of our protected park land on the path to these developers for housing. And now, despite an expensive public CONsultation conducted by fancy CONsultants that overwhelmingly rejected the sale plan, they’re about to be again
Because we learn the council is CONsulting all over again about the second plot of land. They say:
This latest consultation presents the original option alongside a new option of cycle homes sharing access to the path. In response to concerns raised in previous consultations, we would also like your views on ways the safety of the path could be maintained or enhanced if these cycle homes go ahead
In other words – despite us already having told told the council not to sell or lease their own protected park land that they’re not allowed to sell – they are still proposing ten new access points to the path be created to effectively create mini-gardens down the path.
And as usual the proposal comes with yet more blackmail from the scumbag developers:
“The developer Square Peg believe that only a scheme with direct individual access onto the path from the cycle homes would be supported by their funders owing to its innovative and unique nature.”
For fuck’s sake, if the developer’s funders and their snooty architect don’t like what’s on offer from Bristolians, why don’t the council just tell ’em to fuck off? Grow some bollocks you arseholes.
Starting with the exec member responsible, Jon Rogers, who was inanely Twittering this afternoon:
I am only consulting on things that potentially lie in my power to alter. No point asking people if option non-deliverable
So we’re now in a situation where not selling or leasing land that’s not for sale and is protected by the council’s Parks and Open Spaces Strategy is a non-deliverable?
How did we get here?