1 Yeomans Drive, Blakelands independent external review update

Wednesday 2 December 2020

 

1 Yeomans Drive, Blakelands independent external review update

The Council’s Audit Committee met on 1 December to discuss the preliminary findings of the independent external investigation into the 1 Yeomans Drive planning decision. Below is a summary of the decision that was made by the committee, requesting the council to:

  • Express disappointment over the time taken and delays in producing the full independent external review
  • Apologise to residents for the delay and further upset caused
  • Note that Mr Dorfman’s preliminary findings and the Council’s internal audit both found the decision made by Development Control Committee was sound
  • Recognise the ongoing concerns of local residents and the need for further assurances that all matters have been properly investigated
  • Appoint an external reviewer to examine the internal audit and Mr Dorfman’s preliminary findings
  • Require the findings of both the new examination and Mr Dorfman’s full report to be published for Audit Committee on 27 January 2021

The Leader of the Council will make a statement to Cabinet on 15 December.