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?


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 said...

fixed... well spotted.

10:24 am  

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