Agenda item

Public Question Time (15 Minutes)

The opportunity is given to members of the public to put questions to Cabinet Members or Committee Chairs provided that a question does not relate to:


·               Matters which are the subject of current or pending legal proceedings or

·               Matters relating to employees or former employees of the Council or comments in respect of individual Council Officers.


29.1    Mr Museji Takolia, on behalf of residents at Kiln Close, asked the Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning (Councillor Organ) if he would agree to undertake necessary action against Linden Homes, the property developer for Greyfriars Quarter, to ensure the implementation of gull mitigation measures as required by the planning permission conditions.


29.2    Councillor Organ thanked Mr Takolia for his question and advised him that gull mitigation measures formed part of condition 35 of the planning conditions. He advised Mr Takolia that this was already being looked into by officers within the planning service and would be scrutinised in detail when the planning application for the Greyfriars Quarter was submitted.


29.3    Mr Takolia advised the Cabinet Member that residents’ query was in relation to the completed development within Greyfriars quarter.


29.4    Councillor Organ confirmed that the necessary action would be taken to ensure that this issue was resolved, acknowledging the major problems caused by gulls within the City.


29.5    Ms Kay Powell asked the Leader of the Council if he would agree to undertake action against for their misleading and inaccurate survey on mortgage repayments recently published in the local media, to ensure that the correct figures were published.


29.6    The Leader of the Council (Councillor Paul James) thanked Ms Powell for her question stating that he did not normally pay much attention to the results of a single survey. He agreed, subject to officer resources required, to determine what information was readily available to counter the results of the survey.


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