More than two weeks after the last Overview & Scrutiny Committee, the “clear and unambiguous statements” from the Leader of the Council and the Chief Executive, as to what they knew about the prospective planning application for Kempton Park have still not materialised.
Councillor Broom, Chair of the Committee, said on 10 September that she had “asked the officers as a matter of urgency to ensure that a statement by the Chief Executive is prepared and published”, and promised “we will be rectifying the minutes to reflect an accurate record of the action point agreed on Kempton Park”. (See Document 69a attached.)
Neither has happened.
We sent a reminder on 20 September, but have not received a reply. We are told that a joint statement from both the Leader and the Chief Executive has already been written. So why the delay in making it public?
Meanwhile, survey work has started at the gate to Kempton Park near the dog-walking area. Another rash of traffic counting cables has appeared on streets in Hampton and Sunbury, to add to the blue-topped air quality diffusion tubes set up by Mouchel, the transport consultants to The Jockey Club. You can see just how extensive the work is that they are doing in the attached Documents 70 and 70a.
Our fund raising effort is exceeding expectations. LOSRA (the Lower Sunbury Residents Association) have kindly offered to receive and account for donations to this campaign. LOSRA have been around for more than 40 years, and have impeccable credentials with regard to accountability and reliability.
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