Regarding the article, on page 14 of the Sentinel-Times on October 3 reporting that the public were denied access to letters of objection relating to the application seeking approval to operate joy flights on farming land in Inverloch, the issue was further complicated by the fact that the applicant was allowed access.
It beggars belief that objectors were denied access on some feeble excuse that it followed an incident some years ago where there was “inappropriate and threatening behaviour that resulted in a tightening of the council’s approach to objector privacy”.
As council admitted, this new practice was in total contradiction of the State Government Planning and Environment Act.
If we had not stood up to the planners this practice would have been perpetuated.
I am very pleased the new councillors were also on the ball and I congratulate them on their enlightened approach to council business.
Ross Smith, Inverloch.