Monday, January 17, 2005

Freedom of Information

The Info is out there.

Remember, since Jan 1, under the FOI Act,anyone can ask to see any recorded info held by any public body. So, thats the Purbeck Transportation Study, Pierhead, Beach, jetty, old Grammar School plans, parking enforcement etc.etc. Everyone concerned about any of the above or, anything else should take full advantage.
They have 20 days to cough up. It should be free of charge unless it costs more than £600 to provide.
There is no reason to moan about lack of info any more. If you don't ask, you don't get.

Posted by Anonymous 15/1/05

1 comment:

Keith Roker said...

Town Centre Redevelopment

A high proportion of Central Swanage is to be redeveloped. Plans were proposed some time ago for the former Silver Fish Grill and the adjacent building. These prompted Peter Hayman to look at redeveloping his bakery building in Commercial road. The Kings Bar is to be torn down and now there is a proposal to build houses on Queensbury Contractors builders yard in Kings Road East. No doubt other Commercial Road freeholders will want to beuild flats before long.

This all means that a high proportion of the centres employment land will become residential. This is the biggest change to the town centre since World War 2 and as faraas I can tell both town and district councils are blissfully unaware of the total scale of the changes.

This is an opportunity we will not see again for PDC to take the long view and work with the freeholders so we can have a properly integrated and planned development with shops, flats and workspace for the whole area involved, and with, hopefully, a regenerative effect on the remainder of Kings Road East and the High Street