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Residents to lodge official complaint over pavilion plans

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: March 19, 2014

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OUTRAGED residents will lodge a formal complaint against Branston Parish Council in the row over the Clays Lane sports pavilion.

Maple Way resident David Cole said he will look into the procedure over the parish council’s handling of the plans to build a sports pavilion between Clays Lane and Maple Way.

The idea was suggested during a heated parish council meeting which dozens of residents attended.

Mr Cole, who submitted dozens of questions about the pavilion to the parish council, said he felt his concerns had been listened to.

During the meeting, he said: “I am happy and satisfied that you have made your decision.

“But you speak for yourselves, you do not speak for me.

“As a Branston resident who owns a plot of land in Maple Way, I pay my taxes and you are supposed to represent me and my views, but you do not.”

But parish councillor Ted Bell hit back and said the council’s decision to support the pavilion had followed the correct procedure.

He said: “The conclusion I have come to is that most of the questions did not relate to whether the pavilion should be there, but about matters that should be addressed at the next stage which is planning.

“I understand the parish council will create a proposal to go before the public who will have the chance to say what they want and disagree.

“All the parish council has done is answer an offer was given.”

The pavilion plans could still be thrown out during the planning stage.

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