More Town Green shenanigans at LAUNDRY FIELDS in Fishponds by Blackberry Hill Hospital.
The local community and landowners the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA), have agreed to split the plot between open space and development land.
The HCA have even agreed to voluntarily register the proposed open space as a TOWN GREEN, which pretty much puts a pricey judicial review out of the question. But this isn’t good enough for the Bristol City Council’s oafish big-spending managers who want to rip up this agreement by refusing to register a strip of the land on which they want to build a ‘bund’ – basically a large mound!
This mound, we learn, is needed because BCC says – in a big thumbs-up for equalities and diversity in the city – that it wants to BLOCK the sights and sounds of the nearby SECURE MENTAL INSTITUTION!
Presently the council is leaning on the HCA to reject the settlement, which means bringing in an inspector, barristers and all the other costly nonsense that we have to foot the bill for.
Is this really a good use of the council money and resources as it makes £90m of service cuts?