I SEE that this time it is the East Of England Regional Assembly s planning panel (apparently it does not even qualify for sub-committee status) that is the latest quango to block Ely s southern bypass plans. So much for local planning being devolved to t
I SEE that this time it is the East Of England Regional Assembly's planning panel (apparently it does not even qualify for sub-committee status) that is the latest quango to block Ely's southern bypass plans.
So much for local planning being devolved to truly local bodies. It's a nonsense.
What the heck is the East Of England Regional Assembly anyway? I don't recall being asked to vote for its establishment or its members, do you?
Having looked them up on the internet, they seem to be costing us a lot of money to do ... well, not very much that couldn't be done better - and cheaper - locally, actually.
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Oh, and their premises appear to have been set up at huge cost. That's a familiar story too.
Honestly, I can't think we are getting the local government we deserve.
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BRIAN WATSON, Windmill Walk, Sutton