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Lib Dems slam Brentwood Council for plans to close town centre disabled car park

October 28, 2012 1:11 PM
Cllr Philip Mynott

Cllr Philip Mynott has criticised the Tories' duplicity

Brentwood's main opposition party has accused Brentwood Council of duplicity in relation to plans to close the William Hunter Way disabled car park and move provision for disabled parking elsewhere.
The plans - which have neither gone out to consultation, nor been discussed at any Council meeting, or with ward councillors - were uncovered by Brentwood North Lib Dem councillors Philip Mynott and Barry Aspinell after notifications of the removal of Highways rights from the car park were sent to North Road Avenue, Brentwood, which borders it.
The process of removing these rights would allow the site to become private. And whilst there would be disabled car parking provision in the development, it would only be close to businesses in the development, and much further away from the High Street.
Cllr Philip Mynott and Cllr Barry Aspinell (Lib Dem, Brentwood North) aggressively criticised the decision as 'morally wrong and deeply flawed' as changes to the use and ownership of the car park, which was beyond the footprint of the proposed development, were not included in the original, controversial William Hunter Way plans. ...
Cllr Mynott stated:
'As usual, the needs of and consultation with, our residents appear to be bottom of the list for Brentwood Council.
"Ward councillors in Brentwood North have consistently been excluded by Conservative leader Cllr Louise McKinlay from discussions with Stockland Halladale and such arrogant decisions are the consequence.
"I challenge the Conservatives who run the Council to dismiss these plans and come clean regarding their intentions for the Hunter Way site'."