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Conservatives critical of Labour and Greens over Valley Gardens development

Gary Hart February 6, 2019

Cllr Lee Wares, the Conservative spokesperson on Environment, Transport & Sustainability accuses Labour and Green councillors of ignoring widespread resident and business concerns over the Valley Gardens stage 3 development.

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In The South

Conservatives ‘promote’ reduction in Trader Permit charges

Gary Hart January 28, 2019

Brighton & Hove City Council agree to consider reducing trader permit charges. Conservative councillor Lee Wares asked the Council to consider reducing trader permit charges during the Council’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee on January 22.

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Conservative councillors say “NO!” to Varndean College green space development 

James Ledward January 11, 2018

Local Conservative councillors in Withdean and Patcham, including Lee Wares and Geoffrey Theobald, have written to Liz Hobden, the Head of Planning at Brighton and Hove Council, listing 16 detailed objections to Varndean College’s plan to build on green space behind the college to create a luxury housing development.

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Tory Leader says Brighton & Hove City Council borders on “being dysfunctional”

James Ledward July 3, 2017

Labour Councillors on Brighton & Hove City Council’s Licensing Committee used their votes last week to reject the Conservatives’ call for a wholesale review of the Council’s street trading policy. In response to concerns raised by local businesses, the Conservatives had previously tabled a request asking that the zones where street traders could operate be reviewed.

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Conservatives complain Uber taxis “not playing by the rules”

Gary Hart April 4, 2017

The Conservative spokesperson for Licensing in the city speaks out against Uber’s apparent disregard of the spirit of the commitment made by them to operate in Brighton and Hove when they were given their operators license.

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Conservatives force review of licensing to protect local businesses who pay business rates

James Ledward March 3, 2017

At a meeting of the Brighton & Hove City Council Licensing Committee during the week, the Conservative Group secured a review of the Council’s policy towards the granting of licenses to mobile street traders.

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