Burnham will not hire barrister to defend against planning application (From Maldon and Burnham Standard)
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Burnham will not hire barrister to defend against planning application
11:30am Wednesday 2nd July 2014 in News
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.