The local press have carried on disappointing by continuing, through their lack of balance, to give the impression that only UPT founder John Gibson has any issues with the plans for Undershaw put forward by Stepping Stones.
The curious thing is the apparent make-up of the support and opposition. Support, in the main, comes from individuals while objections tends to come from organisations (The Victorian Society, English Heritage etc).
The plain fact of the matter is that it is not the UPT whose objections are causing delays. The objections that are getting in the way of Stepping Stones' plans are those coming from English Heritage and the Victorian Society. Yet, because it is the most vocal and visible, it is the UPT that is attacked. Perhaps it is seen as an easier target.
Saturation point has been reached and, to pander to readers, the press spotlight will move on. This is potentially bad news for Undershaw as it is in the dark, when the light has gone, that things happen unnoticed and unreported.
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