At the latest Bradford Council Regulatory and Appeals Committee as well as other business there were only two planning applications but both were subject to correction after members received their agendas. A replacement site map was sent out for the application to build houses on the former Sun Inn site in Cottingley.
An application to install dormer windows and a roof extension in Manningham was also pulled on the day of the meeting because officers admitted that details of it being in a conservation area had been omitted.
At the end of the Committee Meeting Liberal Democrat member Councillor Geoff Reid said:
“I need to comment on our proceedings this morning. I can cope with with the minor error in the map because it was sent out in good time. However the Manningham application was such a serious mistake that we were told this morning that we had to vote on deferring it to a future meeting but we had no choice as to how we should vote. This is not a healthy position in which to find ourselves and we have got to avoid this sort of thing in the future.”
Councillor Reid added “I did say when I cast my vote for deferral that we were voting for the inevitable. At a time when we are resisting Government plans to reduce the planning powers of local authorities, procedural sloppiness in Bradford does not help our case."