Get back to normal working practices at County Hall, Jacob Rees-Mogg tells Cornwall Council

Posted By on 3rd September 2020

By Graham Smith The Leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg, has urged Cornwall Council to re-open its offices, allow staff to return to work and get back to…


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  1. In particular, enabling the various area planning committees to meet is essential. Planning is already weighted hugely in favour of the developer; residents’ comments on the planning portal are often not read by the councillors responsible for decision making in normal times, so what hope is there right now?
    It is unfair and undemocratic to delegate deciding power onto the individual planning officers, without the backup of proper scrutiny.

  2. I agree with the post of Kenneth Rickard above but differ in as much that the Cornwall Councillors hold overall responsibility but appear to be pathetically weak in controlling the Council staff.
    As an aside, to the author of this article. Is it really necessary to describe Jacob Rees-Mogg as “the multi-millionaire offshore-investment-banking leader of the House of Commons”? Leader of the House is quite sufficient. The extended description of him has no bearing to the subject matter of the written article.

  3. As the buck stops at the top, it is all down to leadership, which as proven is not up to the job, not fit for purpose, for that reason the present CEO must be sent packing before our county sinks under a raft of concrete and undemocratic cultures, all of which are alien to our beloved county.

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