Friends and readers.
We at Pilton Sucks were in hibernation until the new year but two more scandals involving Edinburgh shity Council made it hard for us to resist going to print.
First, the decision to allow the so called Granton Central Developments full planning permission to build over 2,000 cardboard units down Waterfront way. Sucks had already exposed the chancers fawcett and Price who head up this company as nothing more than carpet baggers who have built or developed nothing but have been promising the earth to the gullible punters who listened to their nonsense. We understand that a planning meeting took place a week or so ago at which the suited and booted team of Granton Central Developments outlined their plans for the area. Sucks had been saying for some time that these plans were flawed and full of holes and yet only one individual had the courage to speak against it in a room full of people determined to push the plans through so they could avoid being fined by the Scottish Government for not having their quota of new housing development.
It now appears that Granton and District Community Council stood alone in opposing these fantasy plans but no-one listened even though the chair of this Community Council Fred Marinello spoke eloquently against the development we are told. We were also informed by an inside source that no vote was taken for or against and the convener of the Planning Committee Ian Perry produced a document with only a few minutes left of the meeting which he felt would be a solution.
Surely this is improper, and what exactly did this document contain. Members were given ten minutes to read and digest this last minute document and take a decision based on it’s contents. On top of which we understand there was no traffic impact study nor any retail impact study, yet GCD got the permission they were seeking so they can now sell off the plots with full permission which was the full intention in the first place, leaving the local Community out in the cold as per usual.
Second. This was to award the hopeless former director of Education Gillian Tee a six figure sum to piss off quietly, and this at a time when funds are scarce. Tee was under or should have been under investigation for a number of fuck ups including the very public Cameron House scandal, now that can be put to bed. Yet another CEC scandal to add to a never ending list!
When will the Scottish Government order an inquiry in the ‘performance’ of CEC?
What is it that frightens Holyrood about taking action on behalf of the citizens of Edinburgh and indeed Scotland where Local ‘Authorities’ are concerned?