The panel has published its report and recommendations.
I shall be commenting on the document in a number of posts. Whilst there are some recommendations I support wholeheartedly, nevertheless the report overall is a curates' egg, oozes complacency and lacks vision. Indeed it is the manifesto of the aspic brigade. The formation of the panel was a political cop-out and is an example of reaping what you sow. Some of the major recommendations will, should they come to fruition in planning policy, serve the town badly: in so doing it will appease the aspic brigade.
One can only hope that political self-interest of councillors will not triumph. This report will test their resolve.
See also: http://johnhopkinsonconservative.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/testing-time.html