Friday, 3 July 2009

Railway station - plans withheld

I am amazed at the SNP City Council administration's unwillingness to share with the people of Dundee the detailed proposals to upgrade Dundee rail station.

"The Courier" tried to obtain the detailed plans through Freedom of Information legislation but has been refused access - the newspaper is rightly appealing against this ruling.

As I indicated to the Courier, I personally don’t see what the problem is with the Council releasing the full details - the public has the right to see what is planned for the station.

The question must be why the Council seems to be stalling in bringing reports forward to committee. There is an ongoing delay and I have written to the Council's Legal Manager and the Director of City Development expressing my concerns.

The Courier's report can be read by clicking on the headline above.