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Thursday, 17 April 2014

ROYAL BROMPTON TO BUNG BORE £200,000 FEE

The Dame has been looking at the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital Board minutes. 

She is not surprised that Mr Bore is all over the Royal Brompton like a cheap suit.
BROMPTON BOB
It seems that Bob Bell, the Royal Brompton's CEO has agreed to bung RBK&C the princely sum of £200,000 for the Planning Performance Agreement....(by the way can anyone explain to the Dame what 'a calibrated vision' is?)
It also seems Pooter Cockell has been lobbying to get the consultation period extended....he has become nervous about the public feeling, which could impact upon his future as a councillor.

By the way, rumours that Mr Bore's remuneration package might be related to planning fees must be wide of the mark.



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.....Discussions with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) had led to the signing of a Planning Performance Agreement (PPA) to produce a supplementary Planning Document (SPD) The aim is to optimise the value of the estate. The SPD had been suggested by RBKC and the process should be completed by the second quarter of 2014. This was being led by RBKC and paid for by the Trust. Local consultation would be part of this. BB added that once SPD was passed, the Trust will be able to submit detailed planning applications for the estate. The Trust will only be a developer of the RBH estate. Our advisors hoped that the Trust would have planning consents by spring 2015. The Trust would be paying RBKC £200k for the PPA and the level of application fees for planning consent was expected to be around £8m......

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  1. The Council have agreed to extend the consultation period of the Draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for the Royal Brompton’s redevelopment plans until the 30 April, however, they are still only providing residential development as an option for the Fulham Road Wing. As we have previously stated this would lead to even more luxury housing in the area and will have widespread implications for the borough’s local health care amenities. This is because The Royal Marsden needs this building due to it already being at capacity and turning patients away. Therefore, in order to protect Europe’s leading cancer centre, The Royal Marsden is looking to continue with our campaign to reject the SPD in its current form in order to allow a pause so a solution can be found which will ensure both The Royal Marsden and the Royal Brompton’s future in the borough.

    We would therefore thoroughly appreciate if you could sign our petition and circulate it amongst other residents. The petition is called ‘Petition to reject the Royal Brompton SPD’ and asks the next Full Council meeting and the Public Realm Scrutiny Committee to discuss the SPD before any decision on the draft has been taken and for them to call for it to be withdrawn so a solution can be found.

    In order for this petition to meet the council’s requirements to allow for a meeting of the Full Council on the topic we need 1500 signatures by the 1 May. Therefore it would be great if you could help us by signing the petition and encourage friends and other residents to do the same.

    The petition can be found on the council’s website here and is called ‘Petition to reject the Royal Brompton SPD’

    https://www.consultation.rbkc.gov.uk/KMS/EPetitionHome.aspx?strTab=EPetitions&NoIP=1

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    1. The e petition is a great idea and I have added my name. Must be done by 1st May. Unfortunately it is quite a complicated process and I suspect that many will give up. As usual the bureaucrats creating a box to "tick" so that they can say "we consulted, no response"

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    2. I sent my objection but it was not logged on the RBKC website. Very user unfriendly system and seems to be doctored too

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  2. The Hornet may well have uncovered a mechanism by which large property owners 'buy' Council approval of their plans, long before any so-called public consultations. In this case even the SDP has been 'bought'. Residents lose their public health services in order that a handful of individuals can make shedloads of money. Planning in Kensington and Chelsea stinks like rotten fish.

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    1. Modern day bureaucrats have become experts at devising systems and processes that are so complicated that no one can understand them. The bureaucrats manipulate the process to give whatever result is desired by them - and no one understands how the public are being shafted. It just leaves a bad smell because the instinct of the common man knows when planning departments are up to no good, the instincts know when dishonesty is at work, and democracy and the political class are despised as a result.

      This is the 21st Century Gas Chamber, K&C style

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    2. This is the new Mercedes and holiday villa in Croatia

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  3. This is absolutely outrageous. Another example of how corrupt the Bore Planning Department has become. A re run of the Nottinghill Gate SPD where developers paid for the "consultation rooms" in Nottinghill Gate, provided materials and architects models for the "impartial" consultation, and made development applications to the Planning Committee BEFORE the results of the consultations were known.

    It is breathtaking that behaviour like this is tolerated by Councillors, A staggering assault on democracy. Cllr Coleridge sits on top of the whole cesspit and rabbits on about how well his Department is doing. This kind of filth would not have been tolerated by Mrs Thatcher for a nanosecond

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  4. How can a consultation be impartial when the Developer pays for it? And stands to make huge profits from a favourable decision?

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    1. My Mate The Builder17 April 2014 at 20:01

      Keeps me in work mate

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  5. It is impossible for the Trust to obtain money from the NHS vote to fund £200k of SPD costs. This money is being put up by a Third Party, such as a Developer. An FOI is required to find out who is funding this SPD.

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    1. Fly On The Wall17 April 2014 at 20:06

      Follow the money. It always leads to the truth

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  6. Please see the petition currently at the top of the Hornet, Please sign the petition, so we go beyond complaining and make a real difference. Lives depend on this; perhaps our own.

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