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Girnhill Lane Archived News 6

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« Reply #40 on: February 15, 2012, 07:44:21 pm »

Featherstone Girnhill Residents refuse to be ripped off!

It appears that the continuing fight for justice to resolve the Girnhill problem will still be an un-truthful and dirty fight.
Headlines and reports over this week appear to be mainly based on the statement issued by WMDC that appears to paint a picture very different from reality.

The beginning of the last chapter started in December 2010. WMDC applied for planning permission to build a road on the estate. Nothing odd you think except WMDC do not own the land in question. This land is still owned by the residents and the developer of the new estate. The twist is that a compulsory purchase order is usually only enforceable when there is a highways issue. When have you ever seen a housing development that has its roads applied for in planning first? Not surprisingly WMDCs planning application was not passed by its own planning committee due to its irregularities.
Andy Wallhead head of WMDC regeneration commented on TV that anyone wishing to stay on the estate would be able to. The remaining residents do. Is this now a un-truth? The remaining 3 homes could be built around and have offered to swap about to help the devotement. This is being ignored.

The biggest un-truth appears as well worded comments that suggest the residents are being greedy. Nothing could be further from the truth. WMDC claim they are offering full market price plus £50k. If this was on the table all the remaining residents would be signed up and out. The Offers made by WMDC are public record but have been conveniently not mentioned.

The cost to the public funds to issue a CPO will be far bigger than to actually pay out the amounts claimed by WMDC. Letís hope the Secretary of State comments on this.

This could happen to anyone. Please lend your support to these brave people over the coming weeks.
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