Brent council is another authority with no concept of time, if a story in the Mail on Sunday is to be believed. It is about Wembley Stadium, and the hoped-for improvements to Wembley Park Tube station which the council wants to see as planning gain. The only problem is that the cost of this is £90 million.
The story quotes a Brent spokesman as saying that if the revamped Tube station is not in the final proposal, the FA would have to re-apply for planning permission, a process 'which could take up to two years'. What is this two years thing? Astragal thought it was supposed to be eight weeks!