Council set to give thumbs down to broadcasting Leeds planning meetings on the web

webcasts2Meetings of Leeds City Council’s top decision-making body are set to be broadcast live over the internet starting at the latest in April this year.

Members of a senior committee are expected to give the go-ahead to the new webcasts of the council’s Executive Board when they meet next Tuesday (9th February).

But council officers are recommending that meetings of the council’s top planning body – the City Plans Panel – don’t get broadcast over the web after councillors and planning officers expressed concerns.

Concerns? Really?

Here’s what they amount to, according to a report that’s going to the meeting:

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Whaaaaaat?

How come councils in Manchester, Birmingham, Cheshire, Kirklees, Wrexham , Denbighshire, Epping Forest … the list goes on … manage to have their planning committee meetings webcast without any problem? And by the same company that handles webcasting for Leeds, public-i.tv.

Leeds is different. Apparently.

Don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

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One Response to Council set to give thumbs down to broadcasting Leeds planning meetings on the web

  1. Techno says:

    I do know that some planning decisions have to remain confidential because of their potential effect on property prices, but that doesn’t explain why other cities do it with no problem.

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