Sadly councils are not the best or ablest at being the developer.
Lessons to be learnt but that is not to say the Council should not actively be steering planning, setting the policy and scrutinising the development and performance. That is not the job of Council Officers or developers it is the duty of the Councillors.
Along with the local plan 2019 the last and current administration inherited an abundance of costly projects all of which have increased in cost.
Times are difficult and strong active leadership is required to steer GBC through increasingly choppy seas