Wednesday, 29 May 2013

CWaC Council in the Rotten Borough section of Private Eye yet again.

UPDATED 30th May 2013: Anger over Cheshire planning committee changes & Labour look to challenge controversial Cheshire West and Chester Council planning committee shake-up. Updates below original post.

Now that #QuackCWaC Council is fast becoming a regular in the Rotten Boroughs section of Private Eye, I suggest that readers take out a subscription.


An earlier appearance in Private Eye

Also an earlier article from the Chester Chronicle

‘Was I sacked over student village vote?’ asks ex-chairman of Cheshire West and Chester Council’s key planning committee.

THE sacked Tory planning chairman at Cheshire West and Chester Council says there is speculation he was ousted because he voted down the controversial student village.

Cllr Myles Hogg (Willaston and Thornton) was chairman of the strategic planning committee until last Thursday when he was replaced by Conservative colleague Cllr Howard Greenwood at the annual council meeting.

Read the full story from the source Chester Chronicle

UPDATE 1 - 30th May 2013: Anger over Cheshire planning committee changes

DISMAYED campaigners are seeking answers after the controversial removal of a planning committee chairman.

Scores of letters have been sent to Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWaC) chief executive Steve Robinson after Cllr Myles Hogg was replaced as chairman of the strategic planning committee.

Read the full story from the source Cheshire First

UPDATE 2 - 30th May 2013: Labour look to challenge controversial Cheshire West and Chester Council planning committee shake-up

LABOUR are looking to challenge the controversial decision to remove Cheshire West and Chester Council’s long-serving strategic planning committee chairman.

Cllr Myles Hogg (Willaston and Thornton) was sacked from his position after 24 years of service two weeks ago, when he was replaced by Tory colleague Cllr Howard Greenwood at the annual council meeting.

Now Labour are planning to gather petition signatures and carry out a campaign against the changes to the planning committee.

Read the full story from the source Chester Chronicle

My comment: Without knowing the 'real' reason for the changes people are left with no alternative but to use the duck test.

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