17 petitions

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Petition to Manchester City Council

Demanding the scrapping & rewriting of Portland Street/ Gay Village SRF development plans

This petition demands the rewrite of the recently released inadequate Portland Street and Gay Village Strategic Regeneration Framework (SRF) due to close for consultation feedback next month by Friday 22nd March, as detailed here. The document is not of a high enough quality to consult on effectively for such a significant development of this world famous area. It does not properly recognise the role of the LGBTQ community. Therefore this SRF must not only be improved, but the approach must significantly change. Further details: Signing this petition supports: A demand for community focused collaborative engagement with key stakeholders, businesses, residents and patrons of the area. By adding my signature, I request the document is withdrawn and a new approach sought. If it is not, I support a complaint against Manchester City Council. The community context: The document was not launched effectively. Therefore, the closing date does not allow enough time to gather a genuine representation of the needs or opinions of the area, let alone representing or allowing a discussion on the evolution of the area. The document is full of errors and omits details of the demographics of the LGBTQ community. This follows a long-term failure in representation for the world-famous area locally. The document seeks to re-brand the Gay Village as Portland Village, and by omission seeks the blandification and erosion of an important neighbourhood’s identity. Therefore, this petition seeks the closing date to be scrapped for feedback and the entire document to be rewritten through collaborative efforts with widespread participation. We demand this SRF is scrapped and a new approach taken to the Portland Street area and Gay Village as a whole. (Petition by Adam Prince & Loz Kaye)

Manchester Shield
11,156 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Cllr Keith House, Cllr Sean Woodward, Cllr Caroline Horrill, Cllr Phil North

Protect South Hampshire's Countryside

It’s a little-known fact that a vast amount of the South Hampshire countryside is completely unprotected. As the Solent towns and cities rapidly grow outwards, our most valued green spaces could soon be gone forever. We love the rolling landscapes, the wildlife, and the quiet tranquillity offered by the nature on our doorsteps, but it is at risk. We need to act soon to put in place a mechanism of protection for the last of our countryside gaps and green spaces.  Our Local Authorities plan where development will happen through Local Development Plans. These Local Plans set out which areas of countryside need protecting and can contain policies that protect them in law. Housing is a serious issue - there's no doubt we need to build more homes for our younger generations. We can still meet our housing needs and maintain our quality of life while keeping the areas between our communities green.   The Leaders of Eastleigh, Fareham, Test Valley and Winchester Councils preside over our most vulnerable countryside. Our South Hampshire Councillors can help keep South Hampshire green by including new Green Belt policy in their Local Plans.   The great thing about Green Belt is that it stops cities sprawling out and encourages the regeneration of urban areas. This places our homes next to our jobs and the amenities we need. It helps our Local Authorities to really think about where new homes should be built, about where development makes most sense. If you love walking along the Itchen River in Eastleigh, exploring the woodland at Bishopstoke or have fond memories of spending family time in the Forest of Bere, then sign our petition to show that you think South Hampshire should remain green. For thriving communities surrounded by beautiful countryside for everyone to enjoy, let’s encourage our Local Authorities to think radically and plan a bright future for South Hampshire.   Petition Text Dear Cllr Woodward, Cllr House, Cllr Horrill & Cllr North, A consequence of the growth of the South Hampshire Sub Region is a need for more housing, which in recent years has significantly encroached into the surrounding countryside.  Designation of a Green Belt around the urban area (as part of a strategic vision for Hampshire) would limit further encroachment, prevent the coalescence of settlements, and prompt a greater contribution to new housing from regeneration of the urban area. Please work together to plan for growth in South Hampshire and protect our most valued green spaces by introducing new Green Belt policy in your Local Plans.   

CPRE Hampshire
11,252 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Cllr Mike Wilcox (Leader of the Council), Lichfield District Council (Jon Allinson, Planning Officer), Barwood Devlopers / Savills, The Planning Inspector

Stop Lichfield District Council and Barwood building 1000 houses on Tamworth's borders.

In February 2016 an application was re-submitted to Lichfield District Council to build 1000 houses on the Arkall Farm site to the north of Ashby Road (B5493) just outside Tamworth. This application was originally submitted in 2014. Since then the application was approved by Lichfield District Council Planning Committee despite protests and evidence from Tamworth Borough Council and hundreds of local residents. Subsequently Tamworth Borough Council filled an appeal to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for an inquiry. This inquiry is now taking place and is seeking public views (See last update below). There are many problems with the proposed development, but in short, if permitted it will: Create unsustainable levels of traffic into Tamworth, creating massive queues and delays for residents. When the Ashby Road has been temporarily blocked during rush hour in the past, it has caused a queue over 3 miles long within minutes. Capacity reports undertaken by all local councils show the Ashby Road cannot take more houses than those already approved. Be a building site for 10 years or more, bringing construction traffic, pollution, delays and a visual eyesore to the area. Cause additional flooding risk to on Syerscote Lane and Tamworth. Forever change the character of the countryside to the North East of Tamworth for those that already live and work there. This development will have a huge impact on Tamworth but the site is in Lichfield, meaning Tamworth residents had no say in the planning decision. The developers are doing surveys and assessments to justify their development, but the decision taken was void of any local democratic representation. This is wrong, local people deserve a say on this important issue. We need a huge public outcry against this proposal so the developers, Lichfield District Council, and now the Planning Inspector, know how unpopular this development is and the impact it will have on local infrastructure. Thank you. Cllr Robert Pritchard

Cllr Robert Pritchard
1,498 supporters