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West Norfolk Council should respect our views, Lynn News letters

By Lynn News Reporter

Let’s take local house building. I’m sure that had they asked us “our” representatives would be told in no uncertain terms that we don’t want any more housing defacing our lovely area. Yet here we have a proposal for 600 more houses to be added to the hundreds already covering the countryside. All without any social infrastructure in terms of new medical facilities, transport, etc.

In these decisions councillors often simply endorse the ruling of minor bureaucrats. In my view these completely unelected – so-called “officers” wield power far beyond their rank.

Planning Applications (7519739)
Planning Applications (7519739)

Then we have the money – our money – spent on King’s Lynn Innovation Centre. The only innovatory thing in this folie de grandeur would be if those who profited from it voluntarily repaid the money they made and those who voted for it accept they made a mistake and also offer to recompense tax-payers.

That the council wishes to discuss this matter in secret can only lead one to believe that they have something to hide. Let’s hope that one councillor at the proposed meeting has the courage, decency and sense of duty to post a full account on the internet regardless of the consequences.

But the real responsibility is ours. In the forthcoming local elections let’s vote for the person rather than the party. Then we might find our money and our views are respected.

Edward Wheatley



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