REPORT TO PICKMERE PARISH COUNCIL
7th June 2022
AGENDA ITEM 8.3 SPINKS LANE – CEC RESPONSE TO PARISH COUNCIL LETTER
1.1 On 12th April 2022, a letter was sent to CEC, in particular CEC Cllr Warren, in respect of the continuing situation at Spinks Lane. A copy is appended to this report. The letter was copied to CEC Cllr Parkinson and also Esther McVey MP, but it was sent specifically to Cllr Warren since he was the CEC Councillor formerly responsible for this topic, and he led the CEC team who met representatives of the Parish Council in a meeting of October 2019 about this problem.
1.2 The responses received from CEC, in particular by or on behalf of Cllr Warren were as follows:
10 May 2022 – Response on behalf of Cllr Warren from CEC:
As this letter is addressed to a former Cabinet Member (Cllr Mick Warren) and as a Council we no longer have a Cabinet as we have moved to a Committee system, I can confirm that your letter has been forwarded to the Planning Enforcement team.
1.3 This response was queried with CEC and a further response was received on 12 May 2022 direct from Cllr Warren, as follows:
Thank you for your letter regarding Spinks Lane, as mentioned in earlier correspondence with [the officer], I am no longer a portfolio holder and as such don’t have the same remit or decision making powers as I did previously. Your letter has been sent to the planning enforcement team for their attention and you will receive a suitable response to your questions in due time.
If the response does not answer your questions may I suggest Cllr Parkinson ask [sic] for a meeting with the enforcement team to discuss further. I can assure you all enforcement actions are dealt with by the service dependant on demand, resources and priorities.
2.1 That members consider how to proceed.
Clerk to the Parish Council