Vote from the Development Control Committee Thursday January 12th 2012.
Against the development (6):
- Councillor Douglas Auld
- Councillor Eric Bosshard
- Councillor Lydia Buttinger
- Councillor Simon Fawthrop
- Councillor Alexa Michael
- Councillor Richard Scoates
For the development (9):
- Councillor Katy Boughey
- Councillor John Canvin
- Councillor Peter Dean (Chairman)
- Councillor Charles Joel (Vice-Chairman)
- Councillor Anne Manning
- Councillor Russell Mellor
- Councillor Pauline Tunnicliffe
- Councillor Will Harmer
- Councillor John Getgood
Ron Condon from Ashfield Close made his presentation against the development. A representative of Andrew Bradon (he had lost his voice!) assisted by Jamie Clifford (KCC) did his bit. Jamie was honest and did not commit to any number of top cricket game to be played at Beckenham. He was nonetheless “economical with the truth”; on the KCC time-table for 2012, only 1 game is scheduled (T20 of about 5 hours on June 17th).
Our local councillor Michael Tickner made a very good plea for the rejection of the proposal. Unfortunately, the other two local councillors: Stephen Wells and Russell Mellor spoked in favour.
The fear of the site becoming derelict and of a potential invasion by “Gypsies” and other hordes of “vandals” played a large part in the result.
The action will continue, watch this space…