Changes to Greenwich Council Planning Committee

Planning Changes

At Council on 26th January Blackheath Westcombe Conservative Councillors spoke against an increase in the number of objections from two to eight needed to trigger referral of applications to Planning Committees  The intention is to save money. 

While acknowledging the need for the Council to cut spending to pay for the economic mess left by the last Labour Government Cllrs Geoff Brighty and Alex Wilson were concerned that the savings would probably not be realised, the system would be slowed up and some residents would find it difficult to have their case heard by Planning Councillors.