Burnham will not hire barrister to defend against planning application

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Burnham Mayor, Ron Pratt, thinks a barrister will be too costly Burnham Mayor, Ron Pratt, thinks a barrister will be too costly

Town councillors will not ask a barrister to defend their opposition to plans for 317 homes because it is “unnecessary” and too expensive.

Pigeon Land hopes to build on land between Chandlers and Creeksea Lane, which could include a care home, nursery, and expansion of Burnham Business Park.

A resident had asked Burnham Town Council, which objected to the planning application, to consider appointing a barrister.

But mayor Ron Pratt said: “Having seen the costs of barristers engaged by Maldon District Council before, it’s certainly not going to be less than £1,000 and probably not less than £5,000.

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1:54pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Jack222 says...

And they'd lose (probably). The country needs more houses and so when these go to appeal the NIMBY locals lose just about all the cases ...
And they'd lose (probably). The country needs more houses and so when these go to appeal the NIMBY locals lose just about all the cases ... Jack222
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