Pushy and self important Cllr Jonathon P Read
says residents who don't like vast basements excavations are boring and atrophying geriatrics living in the past. Clearly these old bores want to stop ultra rich bankers from their rat like activities building multi level basements under the Rotten Borough.
Brainbox Read's self promoting blurb tells us
.......he started his career at Goldman Sachs, and has worked at other investment banks including Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch. His experience spans credit, rates, and foreign exchange, and includes both developed markets and the emerging markets of Latin America, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia.
It is interesting to read the Daily Mail article describing the nightmare created by one Goldman Sachs banker. The Dame would never suggest Read knows this particular banker CRACKERS BANKER
but he has a dual conflict of interest...his client base is largely made up of ultra rich bankers and such people give not a damn about the nuisance they cause their 'geriatric and atrophying neighbours'.
Read also happens to be a member of a planning committee.....
Read Read's crude response to Bore's perfectly reasoned letter below.
Dear Mr Bore:
Dear Mr Bore:
It is my view, and that of many of my residents, that we require fewer restrictions on property rights, and that – rather than additional restrictions – we require less, and certainly no new ones.
Our planning policies are oppressive and premised upon a framework that is of limited objective merit. They lead to unintended consequences and shameful perverse outcomes, incurring unwarranted costs on property owners.
I am unsure of your view of my opinions, but I assure you that they represent a large proportion of the electrorate.
I have no doubt that your email will result in glowing paeons from the usual kneejerk older residents and RA’s, but I must assure you that they are in no way representative of our entire population, and we shame ourselves by our slavish attention to the protestations of this minority.
Our planning and housing policies are past their expiry date, and represent the view of a gerontocracy: they must, and will, change or we shall atrophy.
Cllr. Jonathon P Read
Read is clearly attempting to take over from Danny 'Boys' Moylan as resident bullyboy:at least Danny 'Boys' has a certain charisma....Read has had a bypass in that area......
Dear Ward Councillors
You may be aware that the Council is in the process of reviewing both the policies within the Core Strategy which relate to basement development and our Subterranean Development Supplementary Planning Document.
It is the Core Strategy which is the starting point for officers (and members of the relevant Planning Committees) when considering the appropriateness of a basement development. As such it is essential that these policies are working as intended. The policies within the Core Strategy are ‘supplemented’ by the detailed guidance within the SPD. The review of the two documents, must therefore, be carried out in tandem.
The first stage of this review, an issues paper seeking stakeholder’s views on the main issues that should be addressed, ran between 25thApril and 8th June 2012. This paper can be viewed here. The next stage will be the publication (for a six week consultation period) of the Council’s draft Core Strategy policy on basements. This will be issued alongside details of the contents of an amended SPD, and, where necessary, details of how the Council’s procedures will be altered to take account of emerging policy. The draft policy is expected to be issued at the beginning of December.
In order to inform this review the Council is carrying out a survey of the impacts of basement development that has taken place in the Borough in the last few years. This survey has three elements:
· a survey of those who live in properties which have benefited from planning permission for a basement;
· a survey for those neighbours who have been consulted with regard these planning permissions; and
· a more qualitative survey to residents’ associations seeking details of the range of impacts that basements may have had.
Further details are available online.
Given that this is a large survey which will involve contacting some nine thousand residents and residents’ associations it is possible that there may be a degree of interest from your constituents. This mail out will take place today (the 31st August).