Application Update 13th November

The planning committee date is pencilled in for 9th December 2015 at 10:00.  So hold that in your diaries as the more objectors there are at the hearing, the better.  We’ll put more information up on the website as it becomes available.   It’ll be a chance for residents to come face to face with the chaps from Barratt Homes and their Transport Advisors to hear how they are planning to widen Longton Road to the width of the M6 !!!!. That’ll be interesting!!!

As of the time of writing this update we’ve still not had the notes back from Barratt Homes from our meeting with them, so earlier in the week we wrote to them.  Our email is set out below and you’ll see from it that Barratt Homes have advised us that some of our comments are incorrect, although they haven’t said what they object to.  So we’ve offered to correct anything that’s factually/technically incorrect, but a review of our site leaves us guessing, as the facts are usually quoted from their own documents.  We also trust that Barratt Homes will correct ALL of the incorrect data and comments in their documents too, most of which are highlighted on this site and should be highlighted  in those delayed minutes when they eventually see the light of day.


Email to Barratt Homes:

“Further to your email of 29th October and my response of 30th October we are disappointed to still be awaiting your draft Minutes following our meeting on 2nd October.

We would like to make you aware that it has now been been 32 days since Michael Haw wrote to us informing us that the Minutes were with yourselves for review.

As you are aware, we do need to brief our residents as to the content of our meeting, particularly in light of the fact that the residents want to be fully aware of what actually took place at the meeting before they attend the Committee Hearing on 9th December.

It is regrettable that there is such a significant and unnecessary delay to the publication of the draft minutes of what should be a simple factual record of the discussion that took place during the meeting.

We do have our own notes from the meeting but we were trusting in our agreement with yourself and Michael that as soon as possible after the meeting we could jointly approve the minutes from Michael along with yourselves as a true and accurate record of the meeting.

In good faith we still await a copy of the minutes from yourselves so that the record of the meeting can be jointly agreed. However if there is much further delay, as we have to communicate with residents we will have no choice but to unilaterally publish a set of minutes from our notes. This would be disappointing as it is not what we’d agreed.

Perhaps you could advise as to why the minutes are still being withheld as we do not understand what could cause the delay of what should be a simple factual record.

We also note that you have not responded to our offer of correcting the inaccuracies you allude to on our web site.

We do look forward to receipt of your draft Minutes and to jointly approving them as a true and accurate representation of the meeting.”

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