The initial reaction from most people who have seen this document is to ask, "what are they trying to hide?"
However, there is another question that is also puzzling.
As said, the report was created in relation to North Essex Garden Communities Ltd. (NEGC).
NEGC is a holding company owned in equal parts by;
- Colchester Borough Council
- Braintree District Council
- Tendring District Council
- Essex County Council
Can someone please explain how a limited company owned by four democratically elected councils has the legal right the censor this document. A document that was created using taxpayer money, no less.
Are the Councils democratically elected, or are they privately owned? And if so, by whom?
If you have any experience in this field, and are able to provide an explanation, we'd be grateful.
Please download the document and leave comments below.
If you don't have time to go through the whole document right now, scroll down and see a screenshot of all 39 pages in their full redacted glory!