Farnborough cannot lay claim to an historic heart, it is being trashed all the same. It is being trashed for a superstore that no one wants. No one that is apart from the corrupt councillors who the developers have in their pockets. Social housing tenants are to be kicked out of their homes so as a car park can be built on the site of their demolished homes to service the unwanted superstore. Objectors who dare criticise the corporate bully boys and the corrupt councillors they have in their pockets, are threatened with Asbos.
Three councillors recently found guilty for a conflict of interest are still in office, one is now the deputy mayor.
The century old Queens Market at Upton Park in East London is faced with destruction so the site can be regenerated as an Asda superstore. The local people do not want to lose their market. Who cares when the Mayor is in the pocket of the developers?
St Modwen is the developer behind the destruction of Farnborough town centre, Queens Market and many other bad schemes across the country.
In Camberley, an unwanted shopping mall is planned with 220 flats in seven storey blocks that are financing the scheme. The planning department is riddled with corruption. Two planners have been forced out with 'redundancy packages' to keep their mouths shut. Others have been shunted on to other unsuspecting local authorities. The developer, Crest Nicholson plc, the same developer who has kicked a family out of their house boat home, once moored on a marina in Penarth Marina, Cardiff Bay.
We know the problem, these are but a few illustrative examples. The question is: what the hell do we do about it?
How do we fix these corporate bullies and the corrupt councillors who jump to their tune?