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  1. To put this in perspective, when the Town Hall was opened in 1904, it had taken 2 years to build, from scratch, and that included slum clearance beforehand. No machines, all manual labour, finished inside and out to an extremely high standard. Yet this relatively small repair took almost twice as long as it took to build the Town Hall in the first place!
  2. An absurd amount of time, inconvenience and incompetence to deliver - once again, Property Services have a lot to answer for, yet they answer for nothing - think Blueschool House - so we're unlikely to know the true cost of this particular episode, and there's not much we can do even if we did. Hard to choose between them and £20m+ a year BBLP for very little in return as to who's having the biggest laugh whilst everything falls apart.
  3. All of which misses the point - it is perfectly possible to build accessible high rise buildings. That Keepmoat decide not to, isn't an argument for not doing them. It's a political decision. Likewise, that Keepmoat deliver very poor quality buildings isn't a reason not to build. Appoint a better developer - let's not forget their appointment to deliver the 'Edgar St Village' was yet another disastrous decision by the now sacked Conservative cabinet and is still scrubland.
  4. Planning permission has been granted for this development. 20 x Social Rent 17 x Affordable Rents 17 x Shared Ownership 17 x Rent to Buy
  5. I submitted a complaint to planning enforcement in October of last year and had a blunt response to the effect that enforcement action would be premature. Pre-start conditions were discharged by the end of last year so there is no obvious reason why work has stopped. Bio-fuel production is subsidised by the Government to help their eco-statistics and Layton is exploiting that. Perhaps that has stopped. In any event, it is worse to leave it unfinished than actually finishing and landscaping it. Or, perhaps he's in discussion about upgrading it to an eastern by-pass ... The application by L
  6. It's worth looking at the political make up of this Planning Committee and notable that the so called 'True Independents' don't figure; Councillor Graham Andrews - Herefordshire Independents (Kings Acre) Councillor Paul Andrews - Herefordshire Independents (Hagley) Councillor Polly Andrews - Lib Dem (Widemarsh) Councillor Toni Fagan - Green (Birch) Councillor Elizabeth Foxton - IOC (Eign Hill) Councillor John Hardwick (Chairperson) - Herefordshire Independents (Backbury) Councillor Terry James - Lib Dem (Kington) Councillor Tony Johnson - Conservative (
  7. Hardly old, it was only announced by the Council last Friday. Ellie Chowns has been replaced by Trish Marsh and some of the job titles have been rationalised. All seems reasonable to me.
  8. Agreed. Parishes are consulted about some issues eg Planning by the District and their comments are considered. Other issues are dealt with solely by the Parish. In addition, you can be a Parish Councillor without needing to be a District Councillor, there is no enforced 'chosing' involved.
  9. From IOC Facebook page today; "We are proud to be part of the Alliance of Independent and Green councillors forming the new administration for Herefordshire Council. We look forward to delivering on our election promises - especially the move to a more inclusive and collaborative committee system of decision-making - as quickly as the council's constitution allows."
  10. Nothing has changed? Everything has changed! Give them a chance, the first Cabinet meeting is on 13 June - no doubt they will start to discuss it then - it's not something that can happen at a stroke.
  11. I am certainly not being disrespectful to anyone. I was merely stating the facts about the application for others that might be reading the thread. Clearly, you see different facts to me, and so I will leave it there.
  12. There will be 24 bungalows (1, 2 and 3 bed), and 47 houses (2 and 3 bed) as per the planning application. Whilst they have their benefits, bungalows are a poor use of land generally, and some of the bungalows here are chalet with rooms upstairs to address that.
  13. As I said, only one planning application has ever been submitted, and that hasn't been amended at all, so I can't say what it was you saw.
  14. Only one planning application has ever been submitted. Perhaps you saw the public consultation stage scheme, which may well have been amended to take into account feedback.
  15. It's the planning application, as yet undetermined, so it is current information.
  16. None of them are for open market sale. There will be; 20 x Social Rent, 17 x Affordable Rents , 17 x Shared Ownership, 17 Rent to Buy. Of these, 18 will be bungalows (1, 2 and 3 bed), 47 will be houses (2 and 3 bed) and 6 'OT Units' (bungalows, whatever OT may be). Original tenants will be offered new properties. At least, that is the plan ...
  17. Details now on the HC website - a residential Whitecross address. Is this just a mailbox? Councillor Bernard Hunt, 42 Hewitt Avenue, Hereford, HR4 0QR Home: 01432 367674 Work: Bernard.Hunt@herefordshire.gov.uk
  18. Dear oh dear. It’s Our County’s Whitecross ward member Sue Boulter has stood down today May 10. https://www.herefordtimes.com/news/17632626.county-councillor-resigns-just-a-week-after-election/
  19. Too much to hope that the Council would update their website with Councillor details in a timely manner - perhaps check there in a month or so ...
  20. You can't, easily. It's a Building Control matter and none of their stuff is in the public domain in the way that planning is. You would have to do a FOI request, I think. Comments by 'Thetruthwillcomeoutintheend' (Mr Tobin?) in the HT were largely spurious and inaccurate. Architects don't 'supervise'. This implies a continuous presence on site. Architects don't issue 'guarantee's'. They can issue Professional Consultants Certificates which are normally valid for 6 years. Building Control don't 'supervise'. Drawings don't get 'lost' in this digital age. it would s
  21. Given that Cllr Hey will also be Mayor this year, she may be too busy to come knocking on your door ... Her deputy elect IOC Paul Stevens lost his seat at Widemarsh Parish Ward, so that position is yet to be re-allocated. Given that (according to City Council minutes), in the four years since elected, he has declined all invitations to civic events, stating he does not partake in official or civic events, it's probably just as well.
  22. She was an IOC Hereford City Councillor for Tupsley Ward, now promoted to play with the big boys and fair doos, anyone who manages to depose BW is to be applauded. I'm not sure of the new make up of the City Council, I haven't seen any analysis as yet, but I expect he'll have one or two blues for moral support.
  23. She won Miss Swinglehurst, Elissa Jane, The Conservative Party Candidate. Votes 653 Ms Setterfield, Maggie, Green Party. Votes 552
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