Just how much
do you need?
So Lib Dem MP Adrian Sanders is yet again making hysterical noises demanding yet more consultation on a Casino in
In my online survey of local opinion less than 2% considered the Casino their most pressing issue; compared to 42.8% who worry most about the local economy and 25% the need for a bypass.
The Casino scheme is already the most reviewed, consulted and voted on project in our entire Civic history.
1). There was a full public consultation by the Government on super-casino’s when the Green Paper was published in 2004.
2). There was a full debate in the House of Commons when the law was passed.
3). There was local consultation by the Council before the application for a Casino was made in 2005.
4). Mayor Nick Bye held a public meeting to debate the Casino in 2006.
5). There was a debate in the Council to scrutinise the decision to launch a bid for a licence by Torbay TDA earlier this month.
6). There has been an unexpected second opportunity to public consultation in both Houses of Parliament this week.
And finally there will be a further ample opportunity for local residents one and all to have their voices heard during the planning application that will have to take place before a Casino could ever open.
How sharply this contrasts with the lack of consultation by the Lib Dems over closing schools and toilets in