THE CDC refusal to respond to Mrs Golics’ Freedom of Information request, as reported in the Standard of November 1, raises many questions about the Cotswold District Council’s handling of the Chesterton Farm planning application, and the payment of £30,865 to Douglas Edwards QC.

Mr William Fieldhouse, the DCLG Inspector for the Local Plan, advised CDC at the planning meeting on January 16 that the application for 2,350 new homes was unrealistic and suggested that 1800 would be more appropriate.

Why was this eminent advice rejected?

How can CDC justify its role of Judge and Jury in this very sensitive case?

What sensitive information is CDC withholding from the public?

Yours faithfully

John Nicholas