Now 6 days - surely the bl**dy council could give us clue...or don't they have any?
This is not of the councils doing, they offered a deal which you have seen. The owner of YCK turned down the deal, the new directors are now trying to reopen negotiations.
An analogy. Imagine you are buying a car from Coopers BMW and you agree the deal and then you go go back the following day and ask them to put mud flaps on they agree, then a couple of days later you go back and ask for floor mats and they decide enough is enough and say take it or leave it and you leave the negotiation.
Is it up to the vendor to open the negotiation again?