Andrewmackembailey

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  • in reply to: LDP Thrown Out #235953

    Andrewmackembailey
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    I think Derek J and I are singing from the same song sheet . Anyone who doesn’t get it that NO PLAN=NO CONTROL is a posturing pseudo democrat . They may seek photo ops or rail against 42 houses here or 100 + houses there but their planning incontinence green lights much more and little if any control !
    Personally I would give land bank developers a limited time to take up the planning options they are given , but that is probably another political debate !

    in reply to: LDP Thrown Out #235872

    Andrewmackembailey
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    Oh dear it looks like some still don’t get it and are trying the ‘ populist stance’
    Some parties are saying “ the local plan just has five years to go !” Utter tosh of course because we haven’t had a local development plan for a dozen years and they want to avoid their duty and grant a five year extension.Words fail me .
    As to “ a conspiracy of developers “ welcoming an LDP
    whoever thinks that hasn’t been using their eyes !
    Developers much prefer no plan so they can cherry pick the best sites for them!

    in reply to: LDP Thrown Out #235558

    Andrewmackembailey
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    In answer to Benjamin M the last time there was a smattering of democracy in WCBC was pre May 2015 . Before that since it’s inception the council had a political balance from the Executive Board down !
    In answer to the naysayers, who are peddling the myth that they are fighting development by attacking flaws the truth is the result will be exactly the opposite to their claims. No LDP means no control of the situation, that is why every other council , regardless of political persuasion has got one ! If these ‘ Wrexham populists need proof I invite them to visit the straight mile in Llay . There are around 365 bits of proof of the idiocy of having no plan there . ‘ Other examples of this are available across the county!

    in reply to: Happy Birthday Groves #235557

    Andrewmackembailey
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    The Labour run council 2012-2014 ( September) were actively seeking with Coleg Cambria, to make a good educational use of this building, as per the covenant.
    The Independents and Tories took over – thanks you renegades you know who you are- and kiboshed that .
    As they have no concept of plans or strategy that is why this , and many other things have drifted!

    in reply to: LDP Thrown Out #235440

    Andrewmackembailey
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    The council leader says “ there is desperation to get this (the LDP) over the line by those who support it like the officers and developers!”
    Well I am guessing that the legal officers don’t want a judicial review they know they can’t win and the finance officers don’t want an unnecessary strain on a tight budget. As to developers our leader (sic) and the naysayers totally miss the point- not for the first time . A working LDP puts control on development- indeed that is its role and they have had free rein in Clochmerle for a dozen years now . Time to finish this farce !

    in reply to: Sarah “deserves credit” for backing the Athletic! #234389

    Andrewmackembailey
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    Not the only words she has missed out in her ‘ report from Westminster’! The bit about Gresford Lake should read ‘ I was glad to write a letter of congratulations AFTER hearing of the success of the bid I had nothing to do with’.

    in reply to: Sarah “deserves credit” for backing the Athletic! #234285

    Andrewmackembailey
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    Not only achieved success at the Racecourse but our MP managed a ‘success’ in achieving a £48k grant for a project in the village she lives in . That is despite not being on the council that was an integral part of the bid for over 3 years, and spending precisely NO time in the formulation and preparation of the bid !
    How does she do it ?

    in reply to: LDP Thrown Out #233745

    Andrewmackembailey
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    “ Opportunity to start all over again “ To ex councillor crusties like me it is “ deja vu all over again “! I came back on the council to this adage in 2012 ,over a decade ago . The gutless , blame shifting derogation of duty by the current WCBC regime could condemn the residents of Wrexham to more of the same ! Since we last had a viable Local Development Plan expire in 2011 localities have had to fight rearguard actions against developers with , at least , one arm tied firmly behind their back. And this administration will claim this is them ‘ protecting our community!”

    in reply to: Sarah Atherton and Health #229236

    Andrewmackembailey
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    I agree with Captain C attack the way they vote and not the person.
    However if you do ask Ms Atherton a direct question as one of her constituents be prepared that you may not get a reply .
    I asked our MP back in October why she voted against her own party manifesto commitment and I am still waiting for a reply,or even an acknowledgment nearly 3 months on .
    The 2019 manifesto she was elected on had a direct commitment on the subject of fracking “ that there would be a moratorium on fracking unless there was direct scientific proof of it’s safety . “
    On Wednesday 25th October, in the midst of chaos that help to end the Truss premiership, our MP broke that commitment.
    A request for the scientific proof that impelled her do do so goes unanswered. As an elected representative one of your cardinal rules is that you deal with ALL constituents, whether they voted for you or not.
    Not good enough.

    in reply to: Plaid Cymru Boycott. #227863

    Andrewmackembailey
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    Whilst I have always been a Republican this is just playing’ whatever it is I am against it ‘ immaturity politics typical of our local plaid.
    I turned down the mayoralty when it was suggested to me , on more than one occasion, and my republicanism was certainly a factor .
    I never however felt I had to share that with banner headlines , and if still a WCBC councillor would just not have attended this function.
    The wish to ‘ headline’ every little twitch of political feeling would make a great study for some political/ physiological minded person !

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