Did councillors fail in doing job?
I would like to comment on two stories that appeared in the Mercury on February 13.
Regarding the article on the Wind Turbines ("How come we were not told about 150ft wind turbines?", Page 3).
Many planning applications are announced in the public notices section of the Mercury.
Do the people complaining read the Leicester Mercury and, if not, why not?
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I do not know for sure if the relevant planning application was in the Mercury, as I recycle the paper rapidly.
However, it took me seconds to find the Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council planning database on its website, where the information would be available.
It would seem to me that Charnwood Borough Council and the councillors for Anstey failed to do their duty, as I would expect my councillors to be aware of the actions of surrounding authorities which might affect their constituents, especially now that finding information is so easy.
The second story is regarding problems on the A50, ("Council staff parking provides A50 danger", Page 26).
Councillor Brian Page said: "The service lane was installed to allow delivery vans and other vehicles to park temporarily."
Double yellow lines do not stop loading/unloading. That requires a separate order and is indicated by yellow marks on the kerb (Highway Code, paragraph 247).
Has Councillor Page been misinformed or is he being disingenuous? I would suggest the residents might prefer limited loading restrictions, say 7am to 9am and 4pm to 6pm as well as double yellow lines.
Andrew Deacon, Leicester.