Planning charges response

PUBLISHED: 14:58 11 December 2008 | UPDATED: 21:27 26 October 2009

Open letter to Welwyn Hatfield Council, in response to their proposal to charge for planning advice. DEAR do-what-we-like council – Can someone please tell me why we as taxpayers, who YOU work for, are paying for a council to provide a service which

Open letter to Welwyn Hatfield Council, in response to their proposal to charge for planning advice.

DEAR do-what-we-like council - Can someone please tell me why we as taxpayers, who YOU work for, are paying for a council to provide a service which suddenly you decide we should pay again for? And isn't it amazing how when YOU want to, you can implement this within three to four weeks because it means more money for you??

Were the public told of this meeting? A two-hour consultation costing £1,000! A top barrister would be cheaper.

First it's the trees, now planning, £20,000 on a boat sat on a roundabout. You lot make the taxpayer sick.

B Bridgeman, Lemsford.


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