"Monument to Mismanagement" Proposed Near York Council HQ
7:11pm 29th October 2014
There are plans for a so-called "monument to mismanagement" to be put on a traffic island at Station Rise, next to York Council's offices.
It would see a model of one person at the top and three further faces underneath, which would be decided by a public vote.
It's been proposed by opposition Independent councillor Mark Warters and architect Matthew Laverack, who have recently also put in a planning application for three travellers' pitches by the council's West Offices HQ.
Matthew Laverack tells Minster FM he's not wasting taxpayer's money on a political stunt.
The council's planners say the application is "technically invalid" so can't go ahead.
Sarah Tanburn, York Council's interim director of City and Environmental Services, said: “We can confirm we have received the planning application. However, during the normal validation process this was found to be technically invalid. This was in relation to land ownership. The applicants have been informed.”
A York Labour Party spokesman said: "This is an example of personalised nasty politics that does nothing to serve the people of York."
"Council staff should not have to waste their time processing Councillor Warters' publicity stunts when they should be serving the people of York."
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