Cllr. Sara Allardice together with the support of Cllr.Joan Vaughan have applied for the Stage 5 (mark 2) Planning application to be decided by the Planning Committee rather than the council officers (at my request). The Registration Team have confirmed verbally that this has been accepted and will happen, but I have received no written confirmation as yet. Fingers crossed. I have serious hopes now that ALL the Committee Members cannot be “charmed”, logic will prevail, and at least a majority will allow me to get started on this important rescue and restoration.