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6 Apr
The University of Chester claims they need to make up to 86 staff redundant due to ‘financial pressures’. Would you like to hear about how they wasted tens of thousands of £££ because they didn’t bother to get planning permission for one of their campuses? 1/5
2014: the University refurbished Thornton campus for its science and engineering faculty, teaching around 600 students. They never applied for planning permission. 2018: retrospective planning permission denied. MP @justinmadders called for an inquiry 2/5 chesterstandard.co.uk/news/16284867.…
2020: The public inquiry concluded that teaching could no longer continue as students were at risk of death due to the oil refinery next door. Staff and students have been displaced at considerable cost 3/5 bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan…
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