Liberal Democrat member Gary Lewis claims that Bridgend Council's Planning Committee has been misled regarding planning application P/11/12/Ful which relates to a test borehole with a view to extracting methane.He writes: "I have read the minutes of the meeting [Planning and Development Control Committee Meeting - 7th April 2011] and within them it clearly states:
'.......Countryside Council for Wales
Has no objection to the proposal and provided comments on the bird breeding season.'
Whilst reading the submission from the Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) it clearly states that:
'Thank you for your consultation on the above development dated 12 January 2011. The Countryside Council for Wales objects to your proposals.'
'To conclude, we can give further views when provided with the information requested above. In the meantime, CCW objects to the proposal.'
and then goes on to list a number of items of legislation and concerns."
Gary has raised this officially and I await the appropriate body's response with interest.