Look who is there!

Missing from the political front for sometimes, Cllr Hall, leader of the opposition (Con), indulged in point-scoring at the recent Harrow planning committee meeting that approved plans to develop the former Post Office and currently derelict site in College Road, Harrow.
The development will include affordable housing and many community resources, and can only be good as Harrow has not built enough homes to match its population growth over the years.
London Mayor asserts that it is the job of the boroughs, of government, and of private and public sector developers to deal with the housing challenges.
Cllr Hall, never had any planning responsibility, leaned on the Harrow on the Hill Trust comments and quoted from their objections at the meeting.
Her appearance at the meeting was perhaps just a precaution to ensure that the planning expert in the Tory group Cllr Ashton does not lead in criticising a planning decision again as she did in the case of the 1 Sudbury Hill development through her attendance at the meeting and subsequent letters in a local newspaper.
As a planning supremo, Cllr Ashton understands the planning policies and procedures but Harrow can’t benefit from her expertise as she has not been placed on the planning committee since her comeback to the council, seemingly because of the relationships within the Tory group under Cllr Hall’s leadership.