Aarhus convention and implementation of guidlines

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Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,
Can you please give details how Mr Philip Davies leader of Wirral Met council intends to become fully knowledgeable of The Aarhus Convention, and thereupon ensure that this legal Convention is fully and strictly followed in all aspects of any Environmental changes -re-developments etc. ensuring that FULL PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT AN EARLY STAGE WHEN ALL OPTIONS ARE OPEN,will be implemented.

Yours faithfully,


InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Information Management
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