Who owns the Stockport Homes fancy pants new building? Stockport Homes do. Could I see the details of the arrangement? No, because it is still secret. I have asked again but this is a LibDem run council so secrecy is key to them. I note Councillor Sheila Bailey, who was neither corrupt nor stupid, opposed their plans.

Mrs Oliver,

Public Question to the Council Meeting

I refer to your public question that you submitted to the recent meeting of the Council in relation to the ownership of the Stockport Homes officer building.

As you were not in attendance, it was agreed that a written response would be provided.

I have now been passed the following response which I have been asked to circulate to you:-

Mrs Oliver,

Thank you for your recent Public Question to the most recent Full Council meeting.

Stockport Homes owns the building and the development followed a full business case process.

I understand a written response has already been sent to you regarding the public question you submitted to the last Cabinet meeting.

Kind regards,

Mark Hunter

Leader of the Council

My reply to them:

Dear Foi Officer

I received this reply below to a council meeting question regarding who owns the Stockport Homes building, in light of the council’s proposal to dispense with them.  I asked to see the business case and, guess what, it is secret.  I knew it would be before I even asked the question.  So could I please now see the confidential parts of this application.

I copy the relevant legislation to you.

Kind regards

Sheila Oliver

Local Authority Specialist Researcher

Citizens 2022 Committee

“Information is not exempt information if it relates to proposed development for which the local planning authority may grant itself planning permission pursuant to regulation 3 of the Town and Country Planning General Regulations 1992

Information which-(a)falls within any of paragraphs 1 to 7 above; and (b)is not prevented from being exempt by virtue of paragraph 8 or 9 above, is exempt information if and so long, as in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information”“3.  Subject to regulation 4, an application for planning permission by an interested planning authority to develop any land of that authority, or for development of any land by an interested planning authority or by an interested planning authority jointly with any other person,

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