There goes the neighbourhood: Council leader’s sweeping changes to Kingston’s democracy
Council leader Kevin Davis believes his changes will ‘put the resident in power’
Kingston Council leader Kevin Davis has announced plans to reduce the role of neighbourhood committees in the authority’s decision-making, saying the current system has failed.
But critics claim the move would result in democracy “no longer existing” in the borough.
In a series of sweeping changes to the council’s democratic system, Coun Davis has proposed reducing the number of neighbourhood committee meetings, and called for a minimum of 10 objections before a planning application of under 10 units is publicly discussed.
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