Fail to plan, plan to fail

Fail to plan

It won’t come as any surprise to our regular readers (or indeed anyone living near some derelict wasteland or an empty building) that Wirral Council finds itself in trouble with central government for failing to have a ‘Local Plan’ under the Planning Act 2004 .

Local Plan Intervention

Accordingly Sajid Javid ,Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) , has written to Wirral Council ‘leader’ Cllr  Phil ‘Power Boy Pip’ Davies that   central government will take over local planning if they can’t get their act together.

Only last week Wirral Leaks pointed out the lack of any Wirral Council co-ordination when it comes to planning in our Any Old Ion story.  This leads the council – and more importantly us – to be prey to speculative developers and ultimately leads to ad-hoc, piecemeal, opportunistic building developments.

Of course this isn’t all the fault of the current administration as Wirral Council have failed to produce a ‘Local Plan’ for 13 years !!! –  13! unlucky for some, usually us who pay these incompetents to actually do their jobs and comply with central  government requirements.

Nevertheless,  isn’t it funny how the current incumbents of power at Wallasey Town Hall can come up with the window dressing of ’20 Pledges’ and then drone on about them ad nauseum and yet can’t come up with the foundations for a  legally required ‘ Local Plan’ !

Meanwhile in the absence of the ‘Local Plan’ publicly-funded fantasists can pursue the corrupt dream of fire stations, golf resorts and international trade centres – OK , NOT international trade centres ,even we admit that’s a bit far fetched – without any public accountability!

But then why have central government let them get away with it all this time? Isn’t it funny how central government can intervene when it comes to planning regulations but when it comes to failures in children’s and adult social services we’ve had to put up with with totally ineffective and utterly cosmetic ‘improvement boards’.

Perhaps it’s not so confusing when you think about it , as apparently we live in a world where everything and everyone is a commodity and obviously real estate (including the blessed green belt) has so much more worth than real people.

10 thoughts on “Fail to plan, plan to fail

  1. Central Gov intervention for not having a ‘local plan’ yet couldn’t intervene for children’s services disarray….. what is the world coming to this is worst than the BBC allowing Jimmy Saville to operate for many a year. Getting their act together will soon be another ‘nice to have’ and let’s shelve that until these nice new investors take over & rape the Council for all its worth.

  2. G’day Lordy

    Sunday lovely eh?

    “Philly “Fucking” Liar is still a liar as deluded as ever and has racists in his team


    or as “Ankles” and “The Laddie Mayoress” say

    MERAVIGLIOSO this is why we voted BREXIT.



    They are very very human beings at wirral L why don’t they admit it. XXXXXX



    Get administration in.

  3. G’day Leaks

    What a lovely Sunday.

    I bet “Phil the Very Very Very Very Slimy, Elusive, LYING, and Deluded Dill” has had the grandkids over to west wirral for a Henry VIII roast and sat telling them how he has told lies to those Wirral “Funny” Bizz whistleblower infidels, one Oxford educated, and hid the reports and kiddies “I hide every report that does not have an AWARD attached”.

    You should be proud of granddad kids I have racists in my team and people who have affairs with other people partners and my “Ugly Twin Brother with the Comb Over from Hell” is one of my senior racists.

    You should be so proud of me look what has happened to wirral in the past twenty years, like Tranmereierdre

    gone non-league.



    He absolutely has nothing to be proud of Eccas, get rid.


  4. Pace yourself JJ. You’re on a creative surge and you’re churning out a lot of good stuff but……you’ll burn yourself out and come Pan Cake Day this next year you’ll be knackered which is something the people of the Wirral most certainly can do without.
    Slow down Your Lordship. Warmest regards. Rob.

  5. This could be the catalyst the Great Leader needs to build on the Green Belt, what with the Government talking about ‘Garden City’ type developments. He can pretend who unhappy he is being spanked by the Govt and rapidly produce a plan overnight for the provision of housing, including Green Belt sites. It’s absolutely perfect for his needs.

  6. Pingback: Making Plans For Wirral | Wirralleaks

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