Councillor ‘disappointed’ over lack of support for Barns Green school plan

A leading Conservative backbench district councillor says she is ‘amazed and disappointed’ that certain of her colleagues failed to support an application for a new school at Barns Green last night (Tuesday April 16).

In a special article written exclusively for this week’s print edition of the West Sussex County Times, Patricia Youtan gives a brutal assessment of the missed ‘golden opportunity’ by her Tory colleagues - two of them in the cabinet.

Her comments come at a time when the troubled administration at HDC is coping with the fall-out of the defection of its deputy leader to UKIP along with two other resignations and a public backlash over a 12 per cent average increase in car parking charges and a £29 stealth tax on the collection of green waste.

Don’t miss her appraisal of what went wrong in Thursday’s County Times.