Labour councillor slams evangelical church over planning appeal statement
News / Tue 14th Dec 2021 at 11:03am
A SENIOR Labour councillor has hit back at a letter of appeal (against a planning decision) made by a representative of an evangelical church.
Councillor Tony Durcan asked the leader of Harlow Council the following question at last weeks full council meeting.
“Would you agree with me that it’s important that all councillors of the planning committee are independent in regards to any decision they make as a collective committee.
“Whilst not making any reference to the actual planning appeal would you please reassure all councillors that as stated in the CRC Church’s open letter that you oppose her derogatory comments that the committee were “so openly discriminating against a Christian church ”and that the councillors on this committee “so easily swayed by what we see as irrefutable discrimination against our organisation and church”.
“In light of the Church’s statement can you question why officers have accepted such an appeal in such an unfair and unbalanced application in this type of format?
The full question and answer can be seen below.
Well said Cllr Durcan.