News reaches us that the Goldhawk Block decision, which was a planning decision taken so obviously against the wishes of local residents and embarassed the leader of the Council to the point he felt obliged to offer a public apology, has been called in by the Secretary of State for Planning.
It's hard to over-emphasise the embarassment this will cause to the Council. Having ridden roughshod over local residents, this decision will now be put in deep freeze while central government examines it. Meanwhile all those jobs that the Council's decision looked set to extinguish have been given a lifeline.
This is now a lose-lose situation for the Council and quite possibly a rescue line for residents. If they manage to pull it off we should take our collective hats off to them. Cllr Greenhalgh will not be amused at this latest turn of events.