Friday, May 26, 2006

Council Leader suppresses Super-Casino Report


The Leader of Greenwich Council is suppressing a report by PriceWaterHouse Cooper on the impact of a "super-casino" in Greenwich.

The report, which is mentioned on page 5 of the Council's submission to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, provides detailed analysis of the positive and negative impacts that a casino on the pennisular would have.

However, when one councillor requested a copy of the report, an officer in the planning department responded via email saying:

"A decision has been made by the Leader of the Council, in consultation with the Chief Executive, not to release the report as it contains commercially sensitive information. I am therefore unable to supply you with a copy"

We can't say we're happy with this response by the Council. We fully accept the argument might apply to low-life bloggers and hacks, but surely a report into such a radical development in Greenwich should be - at the very least - available to the elected representatives of the Council?

2 Comments:

Blogger Plumstead Commoner said...

Good stuff.

I'm going to try to obtain some information on this.

Please fix the link on your logo at the top of the page :)

10:09 am  
Blogger greenwich.watch said...

fixed... well spotted.

10:24 am  

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