Planning pressure? Increase allowances why don’t we…

money_poundsThe allowances paid to councillors, who take the lions share of the responsibility for heading up Waverley’s planning committee, are to receive an increase. This was voted through at a recent council meeting. The reason being? The unprecedented number of planning applications being dealt with, at this time and the extra work councillors had to undertake.

Back here at Waverley Web towers, we’re a’wondering… When that number slacks off, not that there looks to be any likelihood of that happening in the near future – will the allowances paid  be reduced?

Didn’t all  57 councillors get a 95% increase three years ago on the understanding that a electoral boundary review would result in  fewer councillors – 57 down to 52…that’s gone pretty quiet? Why are we waiting…?

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