Tuesday, 22 January 2013
After my two Monday ward surgeries at the Mitchell Street Centre and at Harris Academy yesterday, I attended City Council committee meetings at which:
* At Development Management Committee, the planning application for the new Dundee Railway Station was discussed and approved. West End Community Council had been denied a deputation request as they had not submitted an objection but I was permitted to raise with the Director of City Development their questions about traffic management and the public consultation process.
* At Policy and Resources Committee, I commented on the draft local fire and rescue plan and questioned performance indicators about injuries arising from fires. I also asked about the police response to domestic housebreaking that had seen an increase during 2012. The police are taking a very proactive approach in combating house break-ins through the "After Dark" initiative.