WHAT DO THEY MEAN? THE NEW ENGLISH DICTIONARY (EDEN DISTRICT EDITION 2018) SHOULD HELP YOU WORK IT OUT.

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THE NEW ENGLISH DICTIONARY (EDEN DISTRICT EDITION 2018) Definitions.

ENGAGEMENT: A Consultation where EDC present things in a biased way and try to evade the law on fairness and balance.

MASTERPLAN: A Document designed to sell the idea of building on and behind the Beacon to the population of the District, full of ludicrous assertions like bringing 7000 jobs when EDC can’t even empty the bins, or building on the Beacon is the best way to protect it, or that building a new town with it’s own shops and facilities above Penrith will bring more trade to Penrith and mean less congestion to roads in the area.

LOW DENSITY DEVELOPMENT: Whatever Lowther want to build on the Beacon

GARDEN VILLAGE STATUS: Money from the Government EDC won’t talk about

EMERGING LOCAL PLAN: A plan EDC are trying to stuff the Masterplan into without anybody noticing

STAKEHOLDER GROUP: A group of a few landowners in favour of building on or behind the Beacon whose self appointed representative is Lowther

REPRESENTATIVE: A self appointed person

COUNCILLOR: Someone who is generally elected unopposed

EXECUTIVE: A group of 7 Tory Councillors only one of whom represents Penrith

DUCKING AND DIVING: The content of any letter from Rory Stewart MP to the Herald about the Masterplan

MONITORING OFFICER: An employee of the Council who writes legalistic answers to questions from the public, who stops Councillors saying things is public by mistake when answering questions and who suggests that anyone who interrupts a Councillor should be throw out of the meeting.

SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: A group of Councillors who didn’t scrutinise the Masterplan

LANDUSE: Consultants to both EDC and Lowther, possibly at the same time

CONFLICT OF INTEREST: Something it is best not to ask about if EDC

CODE OF CONDUCT: A old joke.

CROCKERY: Something people find easier to break than this Masterplan.

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