We knew it was getting bad – but not quite this bad!
In the middle of one of the most critical periods in its “Direction of Travel” – Waverley’s words not ours, of the Daft Local Plan,the Captain has abandoned ship.
After seven…long…hard…years Chief Planning Officer Matthew Evans has resigned. Why? Well according to our “insiders” he says:
“I can’t take any more of the political c*** that goes on in Waverley.”
and a Happy Christmas to one and all in this Season of Goodwill! or not!
WW could theorise as to all the reasons why the head of planning is going. Our best effort is that he doesn’t want to be in charge of their Local Plan (WBC’s blueprint for how the borough will develop over the nest 13 years) fails for the third time. Particularly if it means the council ends up in special measures, which is looking more likely by the minute.
This is the new ship it is believed he is jumping aboard.
Let’s hope over there they hold lots and lots of “secret” meetings with developers as they prepare their Local Plan (2011-2029.) The Hampshire councils’ Local Plan is out to consultation with the public until 8th February 2016. WW bet poor Graham is as sick as a parrot about being left holding the Waverley baby.