|Is is another Labour Highway Robbery?|
MCDONALD'S ARE NOT HAPPY.
THE SOUTHAMPTON LABOUR COUNCIL SOLD MCDONALD'S THE LAND THEN THE LABOUR-MAJORITY PLANNING COMMITTEE REFUSED PLANNING PERMISSION TO THEM.
McDonald's is appealing the Labour-run Council's decision to refuse the planning permission.
They are appealing to the Planning Inspector, whose decision will be final.
Andrew Pope and Denise Wyatt from Southampton Independents were at the Planning Committee when the refusal was done.
Our Councillor Andrew Pope says:
"Two of the Southampton Labour councillors who agreed to sell the land to McDonald's, spoke against the planning permission when it came to the Planning Committee.
The councillors are both Woolston Labour councillors. Their names are Councillor Warwick Payne and Councillor Chris Hammond. The latter is now the Leader of the Council.
Another former Labour Councillor Paul Lewzey, who was also in the Cabinet, spoke against the McDonald's at Woolston.
Yet they had previously supported it.
Were they for or against McDonald's using the site for a McDonald's?
It's difficult to tell when they changed their minds.
Or perhaps they thought that McDonald's would not use the site for a McDonald's, but for some kind of space mission instead?
What do you think?
Southampton Independents is neutral on this application, but I have made a representation to the Planning Inspector about the way the Labour-run Council and Labour Councillors have handled this.
They can't be allowed to get away with it."
Leader of Southampton Independents Denise Wyatt says:
"Is it another case of Labour's Highway Robbery?
Were they only after the money for selling the land, to pay for the extra millions for their Arts Complex in the City Centre?
Residents need to know.
Tell us by email at sotonindies [at] gmail.com or via our phone on 07580715687"