Stop Norwich Urbanisation along with five other local community organisations is calling for the Joint Core Strategy to be withdrawn and yesterday's EDP headlined that demand. Broadland District Council's assertion that the majority of local people support their plans for growth is looking more and more ridiculous.
Their recent attendance at the Rackheath Fun Day seemed a rather desolate affair in spite of their PR cries of success - in fact at times when wondering into the almost empty tent you were lucky if any BDC staff even bothered to acknowledge your presence let alone ask if you wanted help.
Subsequent desperate attempts to hastily organise their mobile information service to help "local residents have their say on proposed changes to a document that will affect planning decisions across Broadland, Norwich and South Norfolk" were made even worse by the fact that when the local press mentioned the events they missed out the dates and times! BDC's response was to publish the news release on their own website but by that stage some of the dates had passed (note it is dated 24 August) - is this what they call public consultation?