Letter: Outsource planning

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I READ with interest that in spite of a large number of objections from residents in Southwater the development was likely to be approved by Horsham District Council.

Reflecting on this and the need for councils to reduce their budgets, may I suggest that HDC outsource all local planning matters to Berkeley Homes.

The cost saving to the taxpayer would be significant by the reduction in salaries paid to those employees involved in planning and, of course, the outcome would be exactly the same.

A simple matter of cutting out the expensive middle layer of bureaucracy!

JOHN G. ALDRIDGE

The Crescent, Horsham