In the same issue of Faversham News (6 June) as a report on claims that posters for the Faversham Creek Neighbourhood Plan exhibition are misleading, a letter to the editor (p17) levels similar accusations at Canterbury City Council’s draft Local Plan, in this case for using maps on different scales to give a misleading impression of the relative size of development sites, even after the problem had been raised and the steering group had promised that it would be rectified.
Is this sort of thing commonplace? Is it deliberate or just incompetent? Should consultation materials be scrupulously unbiased, or is it OK for councils to use marketing techniques to “sell” their proposals to the public? What do you think?