A freedom of information request
Please will your office the LCC pass over any and all e-mails and phone logs, that Liverpool Echo reporter "Emilie Bona" had sent to the LCC over a number of complaints from UK buyers been ripped -off with a scam known as the "Tannery" Vauxhall Liverpool.
Did the Liverpool council get any tip -off's or any warning that the “Tannery project was a scam” from Liverpool Echo reporter “ Emilie Bona “ she wrote a wonderful story without checks the facts.
When asked by one buyer had she ever been to see the Tannery site, she said no, and did not have a clue where it was. Emilie was then told it was never there.
First look inside luxury new city centre flats in former leather factory
'The Tannery' is set to open next year - with plans for a breath-taking roof garden.
By Emilia Bona Content Editor the Liverpool Echo: 14th March 2019
Then she was called by many investors who asked her why she had written such a fake news story.
1/ Did the Liverpool council along with this inexperienced reporter not then follow up and was the fraud office alerted to this scam at the Tannery?
The reporter needed to report this to her duty Echo editor and try to expose this developer, and many buyers would not have been ripped off.
2/ Has the council got any past data or reports from this reporter (Emilie Bona)
3/ Has the Liverpool council held on to the complaints from several UK buyers?
It’s background that the Liverpool Echo reporter did not do.
The Tannery on Edgar Street. The development was granted planning permission back in 2016 to build 381 apartments, but since the demolition of the former leather factory on site, no construction has taken place.
Scottie Press contacted LCC to see if developer, Jamworks Bevington House Limited, which has now changed its company name to The Tannery (Liverpool) Limited, had paid any of the ‘owner covenants’ and 106 fees set out in the project’s legal agreement with the council, totalling a staggering £1,099,134.50. A representative of LCC says, “Hoardings have been erected around the site, but development has not commenced. On commencement, the council will invoice for the planning obligations required in line with the terms of the Section 106 agreement.”
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