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This quote says it all - the costs of forcing through projects without meaningful engagement aren't the Council's, they are borne by the very people they are taking to court, who may end up paying the Council three times - twice financially and perpetually in terms of loss of the park they value so much! The people bringing this action are using their own money as a sign of their strength of feeling, whilst Cllr Phil Wheeler can operate in an environment where his leader, Jenny Dawe views going over budget by hundreds of millions as simply a 'glitch'!  £75,000 is a lot of money Mr Wheeler - are you sure that expenditure was proportionate? The Public Accounts committee has a nice phrase for this type of excess - 'buying a Rolls Royce to carry a sack of potatoes'!