Interesting news from Torbay – a private investigator has been hired to look into the planning decisions of Torbay Council. A fat file of evidence has been passed to the investigator based on dozens of interviews of local residents, existing and former council employees.
The investigator who has taken charge is a journalist with thirty plus years of experience with national newspapers, including the Daily Mail. She has a passion for local history and has thwarted numerous campaigns in the past relating to listed buildings and parks. Her connections across Westminster and the media are extensive.
The plan – sponsored by local residents and not by any particular organisation or body – is to publish all the evidence that is collected in a safe place online. Mainstream media outlets are already interested in documentary production and stories emanating from this body of evidence. The investigation is not solely directed against Torbay Council, as other entities have been found wanting, notably local business people and professionals.
An email address to send evidence to the investigator has been published. It is firstname.lastname@example.org If you have information that you think might help them then please feel free to email it across to them.
So far £900 has been raised privately to help pay for the investigator who has travelled down to Torbay. A GoFundMe campaign was launched and raised £296 from 4 donors before being closed.
UPDATE 29.10.2019: The Investigation continues.