Sir - Further to my letter two weeks ago, this week Cllr Mahroof Hussain has shot himself in both feet.
His reply that blaming the council is OUTRAGEOUS, then on the next page of the 'Tizer there is another story about Eastwood residents being up in arms about parking.
Is the hospital responsible for all the off-street parking in Rotherham due to the fact that they refuse to pay £250,000?
So, Cllr Hussain, please enlighten us all, on how much we the people of Rotherham received from the Section 106 Agreement for the planning and building of the new council offices, which we are never going to own.
Also is the councillor for Masbrough ready for the complaints from his residents when the new offices open and the streets round Masbrough are filled with council office workers' cars?
While looking up the Section 106 Agreement. I came across the Core Strategy Final Draft. Call me sad, but I read through it. Section 5.2 says that Rotherham is going to grow, with more housing round Rotherham on brownfield sites first, then greenfield sites.
The Regional strategy for Yorkshire and Humber requires Rotherham to build 23,880 homes between 2004/2026, so my point is that Rotherham hospital needs to get the car park built and use the £250.000 on a few more levels for the car park because we are going to need it.
The section 106 agreement state, and I quote: "The scope of such agreement is laid out in the Government circular 05/2005, matters agreed as part of a S103 must be¦ relevant to planning, necessary to make the proposed development acceptable in planning terms, such as, highways, recreational facilities, education, health, and affordable housing.
Over to you, councillor.
Paul Grayson, Baring Road, Rotherham.
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