Three hundred residents join Peel Hall fight

Warrington Guardian: Clr Steve Roberts Clr Steve Roberts

THREE hundred residents have joined their voice over anger surrounding the plans for Peel Hall.

They attended a meeting called by ward councillors at the Millhouse Pub in Houghton Green on Thursday night.

Although there were angered after planning chiefs who attended said they could not discuss the council’s failure to bring the application to committee within an eight week deadline.

Clr Billy Lines-Rowlans (LAB - Poulton North), who addressed the meeting, said that the number of people in attendance showed "the real strength of feeling" in the community about the plans.

He commented: "Council officers have drastically underestimated the strength of feeling locally on this matter.

“Peel Hall is north Warrington's Arpley Tip. Three hundred people at a public meeting is a huge turnout. Officers have, at times, taken a cavalier attitude to a matter of enormous public concern.

"Residents are rightly vexed that the council's representative would not answer a single question about why the deadline was missed - despite my giving him the opportunity to do so. This has fuelled the frustration locally, and led to further calls for Mr Farrall's resignation."

The issue will now be discussed at a meeting of the council’s development control committee on March 7.

Clr Steve Roberts (LAB - Poplars and Hulme) said: "It is very important that local people send their views to the planning committee members, as well as the council's chief executive.

“My fellow ward councillors and I will be contacting all interested residents with the full details of where they should send their letters and emails to.

“This will given them a dual opportunity

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8:35am Mon 11 Feb 13

Daz@SankeyviaOrford says...

WG please correct the headline... 'Three hundred residents join peel hall fight' it should read not Three!! Wakey Wakey !
WG please correct the headline... 'Three hundred residents join peel hall fight' it should read not Three!! Wakey Wakey ! Daz@SankeyviaOrford
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8:35am Mon 11 Feb 13

Daz@SankeyviaOrford says...

Thank you ! :)
Thank you ! :) Daz@SankeyviaOrford
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10:00am Mon 11 Feb 13

grey_man says...

Never mind accepting that officers refuse to answer personally reasonable questions. Make them with the threat of disciplinary action.
Never mind accepting that officers refuse to answer personally reasonable questions. Make them with the threat of disciplinary action. grey_man
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10:20am Mon 11 Feb 13

Samantha1000 says...

Hi Daz, which officers from the council attended? Was Andy Farrall one of them?
Hi Daz, which officers from the council attended? Was Andy Farrall one of them? Samantha1000
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11:21am Mon 11 Feb 13

Billy Porter says...

No, it was Peter Taylor. Basically, he was there to say that, well, he couldn't say anything really. (Sorry Daz).
No, it was Peter Taylor. Basically, he was there to say that, well, he couldn't say anything really. (Sorry Daz). Billy Porter
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11:52am Mon 11 Feb 13

Karlar says...

One more item to add the list of the Grand Cover Up, which is increasing by the day. This must be something of which Warrington Borough Council is immensely proud. How does it go... "You can fool some of the people some of the time but it takes a corporate cover up to fool all of the people all of the time." Peter Taylor seems to have been the only one they could wheel out, and even then he had to apologise for not being able to tell us what really went on. That's openness and transparency at it's best.
One more item to add the list of the Grand Cover Up, which is increasing by the day. This must be something of which Warrington Borough Council is immensely proud. How does it go... "You can fool some of the people some of the time but it takes a corporate cover up to fool all of the people all of the time." Peter Taylor seems to have been the only one they could wheel out, and even then he had to apologise for not being able to tell us what really went on. That's openness and transparency at it's best. Karlar
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7:57pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Mr Grey says...

Was I at the same meeting?
Steve Roberts never spoke or introduced himself,(not sure who the others were either or why they were there) so why the picture of him, totally irrelevant to the reason the meeting was called, why not a picture of the packed room?

As far as i can remember, Billy never addressed the meeting, I think he asked a question about someone resigning and I am sure many others will be offended when he compared Peel Hall to Arply Tip.. Cheers Billy, you have done well to endear yourself to the local population (your electorate).

Local frustration is with the lack of leadership shown by local councillors with the exception of Cllr Settle, who is working tirelessly to support our campaign to stop this development.

The public meeting in the pub was badly organised and as far as I could tell, achieved very little, (there's a joke in there if you spotted it)

Look forward to the meeting on 7th March.

Councillors, let your public have their chance to speak, as so far there is very little evidence you have given us any confidence in your ability. Happy for you to prove otherwise.
Was I at the same meeting? Steve Roberts never spoke or introduced himself,(not sure who the others were either or why they were there) so why the picture of him, totally irrelevant to the reason the meeting was called, why not a picture of the packed room? As far as i can remember, Billy never addressed the meeting, I think he asked a question about someone resigning and I am sure many others will be offended when he compared Peel Hall to Arply Tip.. Cheers Billy, you have done well to endear yourself to the local population (your electorate). Local frustration is with the lack of leadership shown by local councillors with the exception of Cllr Settle, who is working tirelessly to support our campaign to stop this development. The public meeting in the pub was badly organised and as far as I could tell, achieved very little, (there's a joke in there if you spotted it) Look forward to the meeting on 7th March. Councillors, let your public have their chance to speak, as so far there is very little evidence you have given us any confidence in your ability. Happy for you to prove otherwise. Mr Grey
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9:46pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Tidalracer says...

I too can't see the revelence of the photo, possibly because no official photographer was present. The links below will give people an idea of how packed the PUBlic meeting was. 'No room at the Inn' as they say.

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I too can't see the revelence of the photo, possibly because no official photographer was present. The links below will give people an idea of how packed the PUBlic meeting was. 'No room at the Inn' as they say. https://www.facebook .com/photo.php?fbid= 4950920004690&set=o. 127334547418004&type =1&relevant_count=1& ref=nf https://www.facebook .com/photo.php?fbid= 4950880963714&set=o. 127334547418004&type =1&relevant_count=1& ref=nf Tidalracer
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9:49pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Tidalracer says...

Tidalracer wrote:
I too can't see the revelence of the photo, possibly because no official photographer was present. The links below will give people an idea of how packed the PUBlic meeting was. 'No room at the Inn' as they say.

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I too can't see the relevence of the photo, possibly because no official photographer was present. The links below will give people an idea of how packed the PUBlic meeting was. 'No room at the Inn' as they say.
https://www.facebook .com/photo.php?fbid= 4950920004690&set=o. 127334547418004&type =1&relevant_count=1& ref=nf

https://www.facebook .com/photo.php?fbid= 4950880963714&set=o. 127334547418004&type =1&relevant_count=1& ref=nf
[quote][p][bold]Tidalracer[/bold] wrote: I too can't see the revelence of the photo, possibly because no official photographer was present. The links below will give people an idea of how packed the PUBlic meeting was. 'No room at the Inn' as they say. https://www.facebook .com/photo.php?fbid= 4950920004690&se t=o. 127334547418004& type =1&relevant_coun t=1& ref=nf https://www.facebook .com/photo.php?fbid= 4950880963714&se t=o. 127334547418004& type =1&relevant_coun t=1& ref=nf[/p][/quote]I too can't see the relevence of the photo, possibly because no official photographer was present. The links below will give people an idea of how packed the PUBlic meeting was. 'No room at the Inn' as they say. https://www.facebook .com/photo.php?fbid= 4950920004690&set=o. 127334547418004&type =1&relevant_count=1& ref=nf https://www.facebook .com/photo.php?fbid= 4950880963714&set=o. 127334547418004&type =1&relevant_count=1& ref=nf Tidalracer
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10:13pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Mr Grey says...

Try this, copy and paste into browser http://www.facebook.
com/photo.php?fbid=4
950880963714&set=o.1
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1&permPage=1
Try this, copy and paste into browser http://www.facebook. com/photo.php?fbid=4 950880963714&set=o.1 27334547418004&type= 1&permPage=1 Mr Grey
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