COSTS OF CONSULTATION
We asked a Planning expert to estimate how much has been spent so far ...
THINK WHAT YOU WOULD DO WITH £10m
WOULD YOU SPEND IT ON EMPTY WORDS?
Residents have been asking for some time, just how much is KHT paying out for consultants. Cllr EDC used the Freedom of Information Act to find out just how much is being frittered away on pointless consultation, when everyone KNOWS what people think.
The managing director refused to divulge the information requested. As a housing association they don’t have to be registered with the FoI so can choose whether or not to give out information. But never mind, we put our heads together, listed all the consultants involved in the past seven years, and asked someone ‘in the business’ to give a fair estimate. So here it is:
Floyd Slaski estimate £100,000
Iris Consulting 50,000
… ongoing PRP Architects 1,000,000
Campbell Reith Engineers 100,000
GVA Grimley 100,000
EC Harris 100,000
Tribal Group 80,000
Partners in Crime (oops 'Change') 80,000
New regeneration director 80,000
Open Days, clowns and other nonsense
Staffing for above
t-shirts and freebies for youth
Surveys and more surveys ...
MASTERPLANNING AND REVISED MASTERPLANNING
- THIS HAS BEEN ESTIMATED AT WELL OVER £10M AND RISING
- THIS IS BECAUSE THEY KEEP GETTING IT WRONG!
SO, £10m AND RISING …. AND THEY STILL DON’T KNOW WHAT PEOPLE WANT!
PUT THE CHEQUE-BOOK AWAY AND LISTEN TO RESIDENTS:
LINK TO: WHERE WE ARE NOW