St Helens planners praised for promptness

St Helens Star: Council planners are praised Council planners are praised

WHEN it comes to dealing promptly with major planning applications St Helens Council is one of the best authorities in the country.

A Department of Communities and Local Government report revealed that the authority dealt with 80 per cent of major applications within set time scales.

A delighted Councillor Richard McCauley, Cabinet Member for Urban Regeneration, Housing, Planning and Community Safety, said: “Speedy planning applications supports economic development and ensures that major house building schemes can be developed to provide a better choice of housing in our borough.

“We are constantly striving to improve the quality of the service we provide as well as the measurable performance - and this is a measure of which we are very proud.”

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4:13pm Mon 30 Dec 13

smith&weston says...

Can't argue with the above statements if you want to open a burger bar, any type of alcohol retailing outfit or a pound shop.
Can't argue with the above statements if you want to open a burger bar, any type of alcohol retailing outfit or a pound shop. smith&weston

5:23pm Mon 30 Dec 13

barrie timpson says...

Bang on , any bit of available land is prime real estate for these champagne socialists we have.
The old Railbrook site in Rainhill has just been flattened. Now considering there's never been houses there before and has always had an industrial use , surely these "socialists" in the ivory tower , sorry town hall might reward the near 10 million pounds a year in council tax paying Rainhill residents with a nice municipal facility? a gym? a pool? something communal? No no - screw that just throw a bunch of houses on there and rake in more council tax.
Whilst the door on the View Road clinic is pink when it should be red because the last time it was painted was 1979.
St Helens Labour - rewarding the idle since...forever. Viva la Revolution.
Maybe they should win a heritage award for keeping Rainhill exactly as it was in Victorian times?
Makes you wonder - where does all that council tax go?
Bang on , any bit of available land is prime real estate for these champagne socialists we have. The old Railbrook site in Rainhill has just been flattened. Now considering there's never been houses there before and has always had an industrial use , surely these "socialists" in the ivory tower , sorry town hall might reward the near 10 million pounds a year in council tax paying Rainhill residents with a nice municipal facility? a gym? a pool? something communal? No no - screw that just throw a bunch of houses on there and rake in more council tax. Whilst the door on the View Road clinic is pink when it should be red because the last time it was painted was 1979. St Helens Labour - rewarding the idle since...forever. Viva la Revolution. Maybe they should win a heritage award for keeping Rainhill exactly as it was in Victorian times? Makes you wonder - where does all that council tax go? barrie timpson

6:01pm Mon 30 Dec 13

smith&weston says...

You do realise Mr Timpson that by both of us not applauding the councils wonderful planning record, the Comments section on this story will no doubt be come unavailable very shortly .
You do realise Mr Timpson that by both of us not applauding the councils wonderful planning record, the Comments section on this story will no doubt be come unavailable very shortly . smith&weston

9:31pm Mon 30 Dec 13

barrie timpson says...

Probably. They will build a house on it.
Probably. They will build a house on it. barrie timpson

1:03pm Tue 31 Dec 13

kjd161 says...

Are you suggesting that the council has some sort of censor on the contents of these pages? Perish the thought. You should be ashamed of yourself and your cynicism. Hey up. A flying pig.
Are you suggesting that the council has some sort of censor on the contents of these pages? Perish the thought. You should be ashamed of yourself and your cynicism. Hey up. A flying pig. kjd161

9:11pm Thu 2 Jan 14

jemmyh says...

I'm glad to hear that St.Helens Council are 'one of the best authorities in the country' - AT SOMETHING, because the rest of the show is a shambles!

The so-called 'contact centre' is a waste of time. The refuse collection system is diabolically out of date, although it's new.

They are way, way, behind Bolton and Wigan councils for efficiency.
I'm glad to hear that St.Helens Council are 'one of the best authorities in the country' - AT SOMETHING, because the rest of the show is a shambles! The so-called 'contact centre' is a waste of time. The refuse collection system is diabolically out of date, although it's new. They are way, way, behind Bolton and Wigan councils for efficiency. jemmyh

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