ARUP have pulled out of the Chamber of Commerce meeting on Thursday 27th March! They will not be sending any representatives to sit on the panel and to answer public questions.
ARUP claim that they will not be doing any more public consultations until June – when they will have more detailed plans.
I would imagine that the Crystal Palace proposed development will still be on the agenda for discussion at Thursday’s meeting as it is clearly going to have serious implications for local businesses already trading in the area.
Friends of Belair Park find ARUPs non-engagement very disappointing. Although they were being slaughtered in public questioning sessions, we respected that they turned up to them. Where does that leave FOBP in terms of the public and general meeting that we are in the process of organising? Shall we schedule it in for June?? should we be pandering to the schedule of ARUP? They really ought to have more solid proposals by this stage?
We very much hope that ARUP will attend our public meeting.