An inquiry is needed

An inquiry is needed

An inquiry is needed

First published in Letters to the Editor

I read with more than a little interest and some great concern the banner headline: Daily Echo 28 January 2014 “Traveller Site Fury”.

The elected members, in approving the site for two temporary travellers areas, are understood to be allowing a traveller to remain for up to three months. This will no doubt result in environmental damage and public relations issues to this main access to Poole from all areas west.

The environmental leakage to the immediate area and harbour will need to be addressed by future generations.

I believe Poole’s own planning charter (Planning and Regeneration Services) have been breached with this approval. That was implemented when it is understood the current Mayor was chairman of this planning committee, being Cllr Phil Eades, with responsibility for the charter.

It would be interesting to know what guidance the councillors received from Poole Borough officers in reports or verbally on this matter and with particular regard to: n The environment.

- Access and Highways.

- Security and Health and Safety etc.

- Information on Commercial Industry locally.

I have a gut feeling this issue has not been put to bed, but an internal enquiry is needed as to how issues relating to procedures prior to the meeting on January 27 have been handled by the Borough of Poole.

OLD BOB H

Broadstone

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2:20pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Pile123 says...

I agree, it seems to have been rushed through to avoid opposition - hardly a democratic process?
How and who can kick off legal action to this council ambush?
I agree, it seems to have been rushed through to avoid opposition - hardly a democratic process? How and who can kick off legal action to this council ambush? Pile123
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6:28pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Marty Caine UKIP says...

The meeting on the 27th was held in the Council Chambers and not in the much larger room downstairs which is usually used for public council meetings, this meant that a lot of people who had turned up to express their concerns were unable to actually get into the meeting, me being one of them. Now that the plan was voted on and passed it will go in front of the planning committee, which happens to be most of those who voted it through. Also at that meeting Cllr John Rampton tabled an amendment calling for a 'meaningful' consultation with Poole residents and businesses and a full social impact assessment, This also got out voted and that does raise concerns because it was a reasonable request. I have started a petition which I hope many sign to insist on Cllr Rampton's proposal being accepted. You can sign the petition by using this link.

http://www.thepetiti
onsite.com/910/393/6
24/demand-an-investi
gation-and-consultat
ion-in-regards-to-po
ole-travelers-sites/
?cid=headerClick#sig
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The meeting on the 27th was held in the Council Chambers and not in the much larger room downstairs which is usually used for public council meetings, this meant that a lot of people who had turned up to express their concerns were unable to actually get into the meeting, me being one of them. Now that the plan was voted on and passed it will go in front of the planning committee, which happens to be most of those who voted it through. Also at that meeting Cllr John Rampton tabled an amendment calling for a 'meaningful' consultation with Poole residents and businesses and a full social impact assessment, This also got out voted and that does raise concerns because it was a reasonable request. I have started a petition which I hope many sign to insist on Cllr Rampton's proposal being accepted. You can sign the petition by using this link. http://www.thepetiti onsite.com/910/393/6 24/demand-an-investi gation-and-consultat ion-in-regards-to-po ole-travelers-sites/ ?cid=headerClick#sig n Marty Caine UKIP
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