Tuesday, 24 June 2014
Wigan Council pass another 600 houses for Standish..
The voting was All the Labour Councillors and the Wigan Independent Network Cllr Bradbury, who was an Ex Labour Cllr all voted for them and the Conservative Cllr also did not vote against the application. So when the Tories in the last election were saying they were against the houses and they would vote against them - I guess they lied! No surprise there then.
Apparently there was some debate from the Committee Cllrs but residents thought the answers were weak and the cllrs could have challenged more especially when they were told we haven't thought about how we will resolve the school places shortage etc.
Labour say it is all the Tory Government fault although I guess they haven't realised that the government is a coalition and it is true that the Government planning Inspector could have done more rather than just sitting back but Wigan Council have failed Standish residents yet again.
What is important is these applications were just for outline and they will both have to come back to the planning committee as a detailed plan at a later date. Hopefully the Cllrs on the committee will be scrutinising these more and voting against them.
There were over 400 0bjections and I would like to thank everyone for their support.
Posted by Cllr Gareth Fairhurst at 22:10