Bexley council’s planning committee was pretty scathing about an application
to put more than 20 acres of polytunnels behind North Cray Road. Councillors Don
Massey, Mike Slaughter and Val Clark in particular all put the boot in. The
application was “ridiculous and condescending“. It “beggared belief”. The claims
made for it were “tosh”, it was “a blot on the landscape” and would have
“significant visual impact”; and last night they nodded it through with barely a
whimper. Minds had miraculously been changed and one can only guess at what
deals have been done.
If it was a blot on the landscape in July, it will still be a blot now.