The committee then considered another application about another shop front. Cllr Blakeley wished the committee a Happy New Year. He stated that the reason he had asked the committee to consider this application is that the applicant had submitted the application and with complete disregard for planning guidance had continued with the work.
He said it had been completed at the end of November and that the response from Greggs had been disgraceful. Greggs had stated that they had discussed the matter with Wirral Council and as there had been no objections had got on with the work. However discussions had not taken place until December. Greggs had put the blame at a planning assistant’s door which in Cllr Blakeley’s view was “outrageous”.
Cllr Mitchell said he would recommend that Wirral Council write to the company to express their concerns. Cllr Mitchell proposed the application be approved, which was seconded by Cllr Salter. All councillors were in favour.