She is not surprised that Mr Bore is all over the Royal Brompton like a cheap suit.
It also seems Pooter Cockell has been lobbying to get the consultation period extended....he has become nervous about the public feeling, which could impact upon his future as a councillor.
By the way, rumours that Mr Bore's remuneration package might be related to planning fees must be wide of the mark.
.....Discussions with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) had led to the signing of a Planning Performance Agreement (PPA) to produce a supplementary Planning Document (SPD) The aim is to optimise the value of the estate. The SPD had been suggested by RBKC and the process should be completed by the second quarter of 2014. This was being led by RBKC and paid for by the Trust. Local consultation would be part of this. BB added that once SPD was passed, the Trust will be able to submit detailed planning applications for the estate. The Trust will only be a developer of the RBH estate. Our advisors hoped that the Trust would have planning consents by spring 2015. The Trust would be paying RBKC £200k for the PPA and the level of application fees for planning consent was expected to be around £8m......