You can watch two important planning applications consented by the Joint Planning Committee last night in the link below. But we respectfully suggest you don’t bother.
However, we will give you the heads up when we finally sort out who said what – about whatever, when we unscramble it! Because yet again… the naff webcast wasn’t working properly.
No Maps or illustrative documents displayed for the first highly controversial application which has been doing the rounds of planning committees for years. Up to 100 homes at Woodside Park, Catteshall Lane, Godalming.
No identity information of which councillor was speaking – or which officer. Just a voice from the ether every now and again!
No electronic record of who voted for what. And even worse the useless Chairman Richard Cole, just like every other chairman of Waverley Committee’s finds it too onerous to actually announce what the actual voting decision was.
You put your left hand, or your right hand up, shake it all about, that’s what it’s all about.
Now we thought when the new Rainbow Alliance took control of ‘Your Waverley’ it just might get the fundamental workings of the council into a half decent shape. We even believed it might sack the IT engineer/s, that we actually heard say while setting up the kit they bought from Rumbelows in the 1960’s – ‘we better get this right or we will end up on the Waverley Web!’ Or, send them on a training course on – How to operate a webcast system?
But Oh! No! Just more of the same. So, we ask? Who exactly is responsible for ensuring that the workings of ‘Our Waverley’ are available for all to see, and hear?
Dare we believe that the reponsibility lies at the door of the head honcho whose Salary package is bigger than the Prime Minister’s. Chief Executive Mr TOM HORWOOD. Because last night ‘YW’ crossed the line into totally unacceptable territory. The territory of rubbishing the promised “openness and tansparency.” The residents’ of Waverley will put up with NO MORE!