Davey Dave wrote:Umm....... is it just me thinking that it's more than a coincidence that the word "NIMBY" was mentioned in two recent supporting comments posted on the same day on the Long Lane ball court planning application, the tone sounds similar to that on his now deleted twitter account about the development? Could this be a certain ex. head of planning again?
From the 12th Feb:
"London is in desperate need of more housing, I appreciate that local NIMBYs will agree to this but reject any proposals that affect their area."
And also from the 12th
"I would like to bring your attention to a group of NIMBY minded individuals that have nothing better to do with their time. This group of individuals have started their own marketing campaign labelling that this development will bring "gang violence" and "concrete ghettos" to the area."
Gavin Smith wrote:I was shocked by Cllr Pollak's dismissive statement re recent events at this evening's Council Assembly, where I was perhaps expecting him to announce his resignation as councillor. Instead we got basically:
"I'm sorry that my tenure as cabinet member for housing was cut short by a 'silly error'. I'll be reaching out to the one or two people directly affected to personally apologise for my error, but really it was their fault for disagreeing with me. I am sure that absolute faith and confidence has been and will be maintained and we can move forward."
No mention of repeated dishonesty occurring over a reasonably protracted length of time, just a suggestion by Leo of an isolated and one-off error. Dishonesty goes a bit further than a "silly error", methinks. No mention of bullying or suppressing legitimate resident concerns. No mention of circumventing planning laws and processes. No mention of reputational damage to other councillors in the Labour group who may - or may not - condone Cllr Pollak's behaviour.
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