The Dame agreed.
She has now changed her mind.....this is why.
Our councillors are putty in the hands of planning(and other officers). Councillors do the bidding of officers, leaving residents unprotected.
There is no better example than the case of Mr Fairholme and his legally challengeable basement.
From today, the Dame declares Open Season on officers who act against the interests of those residents providing their salary and retirement pot.
What potentially it means is that the name of the miscreant officer will be permanently engraved on the internet.
This was never meant to be.
The fault lies entirely with councillors who fail to control, and hold to account, officers, whose motives are questionable at best, and murky at worst.