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Building fiasco.

IT can't be very reassuring for a student, or their parents, to witness the aftermath of the Fox Street building fiasco and to be told that presenting plans, building what you want, and then, apply for 'retrospective' planning permission is entirely 'legal' and within current planning regulations.

As I asked some time ago, shouldn't the 70+ MPs who, as landlords, have a vested interest in the housing market, be barred from any decision where they may derive a financial benefit ? Liverpool City Council are entirely vindicated in declaring the Fox Street buildings unsafe after they inspected them but, how many other projects, and property 'conversions', actually meet current safety regulations ? The truth is we don't actually know because many have been converted using the Conservative 'Permitted Development' legislation and haven't even submitted for planning permission, never mind inspected by an independent authority.

How long will it be before we see these shortcomings cause a tragedy is anyone's guess, but you can rest assured that when developers put profit before people tragedy will never be far away.

Bernie Hunt, Kensington Fields

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jun 9, 2019
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