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    David Burbage MBE was Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council from 2007-2016. This blog : Promoted by Geoff Hill on behalf of David Burbage and all other Windsor and Maidenhead Conservative candidates, all of 2 Castle End Farm, Ruscombe, Berkshire RG10 9XQ
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Express / Observer letters

Posted by davidburbage on September 21, 2007

Medina Dairy rumbles on beyond the planning meeting. I am told that the panel took over two hours on the item, so it’s hard to believe that issues that Councillors needed to know about were not fully aired as John Holdstock is claiming. His own representatives no doubt had a number of occasions at the meeting to raise any matter pertaining to the application they wished to! 

Local residents will be very keen to ensure that conditions are adhered to – and we have already improved the enforcement activities of the Council if conditions are breached since being elected in May. We all know very well the sensitivities of this site because of recent history, but a planning application is a planning application, not anything more or less.

My response to Harry Parker’s Advertiser letter was published in the Advertiser, but not in the Express, where he gets a letter in this week about Heathrow.

In the Observer, a bizarre letter strewn with random Libdem themes appears from LM McKlintock. Just addressing the Council tax issue, it seems strange to attack us for trying to lower the burden of the most unpopular tax – as has been successfully achieved in other Conservative authorities like nearby Wokingham and Bracknell, and further afield in Hammersmith and Wandsworth. We are the low tax party, and if LM McKlintock doesn’t like that he/she should say taxes need to rise to pay for whatever state activity he/she deems necessary for the public to receive more of …..

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One Response to “Express / Observer letters”

  1. RIchard said

    interesting – think you ought to remove the bit about wokingham given that their council tax is £76 more than RBWM though

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