Yesterday evening, myself, Cllr Roger Giles and some residents, attended the first part of the cabinet meeting under the impression that the subject would come up under an early item of the cabinet meeting relating to items referred from the overview and scrutiny committee.

But there was no mention of it.

Today’s press release even states that EDDC will now “market Knowle promptly!”  Has someone put their foot on the accelerator? If so, why might this be?

It really isn’t good enough for the conservative cabinet to ride roughshod over its own scrutiny committee, which has a serious role in local government, to hold the decision-making cabinet to account.

Today’s announcement – and its apparent acceleration of the moving process – makes a total mockery of the scrutiny function.

Watch this space.

EDDC’s full council meeting will be on Wednesday 26 February and starts at 6.30pm.