The right decision has ultimately been made. But this still begs the question of:

  • why was this application allocated to a Delegated Planning Committee (ie only officers) to begin with? Surely given past history and community objections, it should have gone immediately to a planning conference and formal Council decision?
  • Will Lipshutz, Esakoff & Hyams declare a conflict of interest?
  • Will the Officer report neatly sidestep the alcohol and parking issues?

We wait with bated breath!