Councillor Jones Hits Back
It's been a tough week for Cheshire East Council's leader, Michael Jones and it's still only Tuesday.
Following comments from a government inspector about Cheshire East's claims of a five year housing supply, Councillor Jones has gone public with a statement. He said: "This is just a further example of the nonsensical and inconsistent decision-making being executed within the Planning Inspectorate at this current time". Blaming timing of the appeal for not allowing CEC's updated evidence to be presented, he added "We have more appeals to defend in the future and on all of these we will provide a fully evidenced assessment including the National Planning Policy Guidance to ensure we are compliant".
The full statement can be seen here.
Councillor Jones also hit back at BBC Radio Stoke following an interview today, which examined Cheshire East's move to deliver their services through 'arm's length companies'.
Having first taken to Twitter on Monday, he tweeted today, "Done BBC Radio Stoke interview this morning on arms length companies. More bias against us and bad research! Labour is supporting us though."
Tomorrow's another day .........
editor's pickAlso in the news
Neighbourhood planning is a right for communities introduced through the Localism Act 2011, to shape development in their areas through the production of Neighbourhood Development Plan. Neighbourhood Development Plans become part of the Local...
On Sunday 16th July the doors of Cheshire Constabulary HQ will be thrown open for the public to see the good work that Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and Cheshire Police do around the clock.The Blue Light Open Day is a hugely popular event...
After the success of "Ladies Day" Chelford Players will be going straight into casting for their next production "Lucky Balls" by Louise Roche, a comedy with live band and singers to take place on November 30th, December 1st...
Village Hall (Main Hall)