The January full Council Meeting was scheduled for Tuesday 15th January but was delayed due to adverse weather until Thursday 24th January. One of the Agenda items for this meeting is the debate around the reworking of the Joint Core Strategy (JCS) and whether or not Council would adopt it for submission to the Secretary of State.
On the 14th January, i.e. the day before the original scheduled date of the council meeting the council published its papers for the forthcoming Place Shape Committee.
In these papers, which are dated the 23rd January, there is one paper on the Development Options Consultation Draft for the North East Growth Triangle, which states in Paragraph 3.4 the following fabricated words:
“Following the completion of the necessary works to address the requirements of the High Court Order on 15th January 2013 Broadland District Council agreed that the proposed submission content was legally compliant and sound and should be submitted to the Secretary of State for Independent Examination”
How arrogant and possibly contemptuous as the Council predict the outcome of a full council meeting the day before!
Even more arrogant was the fact that when this was pointed out to them via Twitter on the 16th Jan they responded on the 17th by saying the following:
“Report predicated on Council agreeing to submit JCS for independent examination. Apologies for confusion. Report now Amended.”
Oh and they removed the offending report from their website but luckily the person who found it in the first place kept a copy otherwise the evidence of malpractice would have disappeared.
Those of you with sharp memories will know that when BDC commissioned an independent enquiry into their original handling of the JCS, which ended up with them in court due to acting unlawfully, the findings stated that their process was “INFECTED”.
It still seems to be INFECTED!