C&R against people on facebook.
Posted by Don Logan on 6/12/2018, 19:01:05
A very well put together statement. |
The dates are now set in stone for the hearing of the applications for Power Court and Newlands Park if you believe Luton Borough Council. Now the whole of the town, and beyond, are waiting for the next part of the planning process to begin. We now await the planning committee meeting and the reports they have put together over two and a half years, a very long two and a half years.
All of this, of course, could have been a much shorter process if it wasn't for Capital and Regionals delaying tactics initiated by then CEO Ken Ford and then his successor Lawrence Hutchings, and let us not forget their "advisors" and one in particular who was under investigation for fake letter writing etc.
We have watched as all manner of laughable reasons have been presented to the people of Luton not to pursue 2020 Developments plans for our town. It is incredible that we have had to endue Hutchings arrogance via his company that he knows what is best for our town.
We have also watched as Capital and Regionals share price shrinks by the day. Whilst this isn't down to the activities of the supporters groups of our football club nor the residents down in Walthamstow, let us not forget their fight, it would be highly amusing if there wasn't some influence brought to bear on their share price by said activities. We shed no tears for them.
We are no friends of Hutchings and his company they are the sole reason why the delay has taken so long to get to committee. The cost to the Luton taxpayer has not been calculated yet but we expect it to be very high. This money has had to be found from somewhere which means what part of the councils budget has had to be directed to defend the council's position from not being dragged through the courts via judicial review because of Lawrence Hutchings and Capital and regionals despicable stance, a deliberate act on his company's part.
The dates will soon arrive and we are all hoping the planning committee grasp this once in a generation opportunity to lift our town up and show that Luton is not a crap town but one that has something to offer not only in terms of our much-beloved football club but also in the other infrastructural activities that will be on offer.
Capital and Regional in a word are a disgrace. This company could have been involved in the regeneration of our town but chose to be the enemy of progress they chose this on purpose and as a consequence will see their reputation in the gutter in this town which they may never recover from. We want them to sell up and leave, to be honest. This company has caused enough damage as they milk Lutonians of their hard earned money whilst they pay themselves money most Lutonians can only ever dream of.
This will be Hutchings legacy if his intended aim is to remain the "dominant" sole town centre presence with no other company outside of his allowed to compete even to the point of being stone-faced about any regeneration that is offered that ultimately will see his own besieged company benefit from!
Let's wait a few weeks longer and at the end of January 2019, we are all thanking the planning committee on giving us all a belated Christmas present. However, even if the planning committee do say yes to both applications the fight may well not be over for the reasons already explained.
In a few words, Hutchings give up, stand aside or get with the programme!