Images Emerge of Cllr Clive Goddard Working on RVH Site owned by Leo Griggs.

Updated 18:12 – 18/09/20

Images have emerged of Cllr Clive Goddard – the Chairman of the Planning Committee at Folkestone & Hythe District Council, working on the Royal Victoria Hospital site

Cllr Goddard is a bricklayer by trade and we understand he left his previous employment with Ken Dixon Brickwork Ltd as it went into voluntary liquidation on the 13th Feb 2020

We ask Clive where his hard hat is…

Hard hats on building sites save lives. Being struck on the head by moving, flying or falling objects accounted for 13 per cent of worker deaths from 2014-19, and 10 per cent of all non-fatal injuries in 2019.

Moving on, we understand Clive has been working on Royal Victoria Site since late May, early June 2020 onwards.

We also note that Cllr Goddard’s register of interests has disappeared from the Council’s website. Is he updating it after seven months?

On Tuesday the 22nd Sept 2020, the second planning application – 20/0532/FH – for the Royal Victoria Hospital comes before the planning committee and Cllr Goddard should recuse himself and abstain from voting.

Did Cllr Goddard inform the Council he was working on the site? We do hope so for Clive’s sake, as we’re sure he wouldn’t want his collar felt again by Kent Police

Let’s hope Clive does step down from the chair over this particular planning application on the 22nd Sept 2020.

But it’s not just Clive who needs to recuse himself when the next door site comes before planning.  Cllr John Collier’s son is also working for Leo Griggs and Cllr David Wimble registered a company albeit for a brief speall at Leo’s home address.

It would appear Leo is very popular with both Cllrs and Council Officers. With friends like that, we think he’ll go far, even if many of you might believe all of this is a bit dubious.

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8 Comments on Images Emerge of Cllr Clive Goddard Working on RVH Site owned by Leo Griggs.

  1. Lean Dipstick // September 18, 2020 at 12:55 // Reply

    Are hard hats optional on building sites? I genuinely don’t know

  2. I thought the register of interest is a public document?
    Shouldn’t be difficult to confirm one way or the other ?

  3. It is a public document, he has registered a declaration that he is known to the planning applicant but forgot to mention he was getting paid to work as a bricklayer, please correct me if I’m wrong, but had he registered that he was earning money from the project that would constitute a pecuniary advantage and that would bar him from voting on the application under consideration, but he did not declare his being paid to work there knowing that to do so would bar him as chairman of the committee easing this application through ? (Allegedly)

  4. There have been one or two “odd” planning applications in Clive’s time on Planning, I thought if you were connected to the building trade, estate agent or developer you should not sit on planning let alone chair it.

  5. This whole story sounds very concerning. Would seem obvious that this individual has a conflict of interest and is highly likely to have a partisan view of planning issues if he works in the trade and works for a construction company !!!!

  6. It’s been a long time since I last came up against Goddard and his, shall we say, slippery approach to life. Not surprised to hear he doesn’t appear to have changed. I’d still like to know why Hastings Police sacked him as a PCSO.

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