Ed was invited to meet residents about
neighbourhood concerns on Monday evening of this week and has now
contacted the secretary of state concerning the practices and
policies of Peterborough Conservative Council.
Ed Murphy Labour
Parliamentary candidate for Peterborough hopes that the city council
will withdraw its own planning proposal as it is not in line with
government policy and is opposed by many local residents.
commented, “We were told by a conservative councillor at the
residents meeting that these plans were known about six years ago,
however the conservative council leader has indicated that they can
be withdrawn if there is public concern.
"I am astonished
it has taken the conservatives six years to work out that there is
public opposition to the loss of green space in order to make short
term profits from opportunist housing developments. The city council
should get on with building on brown field sites, reducing the
number of empty dwellings and consider how new townships and Hampton
can provided decent new homes, we also have the south bank and
opportunities to develop former industrial sites.
allotments and green spaces these should be protected and I am
concerned about practices carried out by this council which have not
promoted or protected green space and allotments.
"Indeed it may be
that the conservatives have actively searched for ways to sell off
such sites in order to boost council coffers. This is a very short
term approach and is highly detrimental to the long term
environment” Ed added “
The cost of the
planning application and any consultants fees on what is a
speculative venture could have been put toward improvement of local
amenities – the scheme is not acceptable to residents and may face
legal obstacles – lets not waste anymore council tax on this one”.
For more information contact Ed
Murphy via the
Peterborough Labour Party website.
is the Labour Party Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for
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