Wokingham Borough Council Liberal Democrats were disappointed at last night’s decision by the Conservative majority on the Overview & Scrutiny Committee to endorse their own party’s Executive decision on the Parking Plan.
The Overview & Scrutiny meeting was held as a result of the Liberal Democrats call for an investigation into why no public consultation took place prior to the publication and adoption of the Council’s Parking Plan. The Conservatives on the committee did not accept that that consultation on the Plan was needed.
Cllr Prue Bray (leader of the Liberal Democrats on Wokingham Borough Council) said: ‘The Liberal Democrats are very disappointed that the Conservatives on the committee simply voted on party lines. It seems they just do not understand how important it is to consult local residents and other interested parties at an early enough stage to be able to influence council plans. We are especially disappointed as the Council has been through this once before where parking is concerned, with the on street parking charges, and it seems that the Conservatives have failed to learn from their previous mistakes.”