18 petitions

Update posted 2 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
1,591 supporters
Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to Wakefield District Council

Save Ouchthorpe Lane Green Belt

Your Local MP Andrea Jenkyns is working together with local residents of Newton Hill/Outwood in the continuing fight to save and protect the Green Belt.  Proposals have been submitted to build circa 500 houses on two plots off Ouchthorpe Lane both on Greenbelt land, the last within the WF1 postcode as part of the early engagement consultation for the new Local Plan 2036. You can find the proposed application at the following link.  Andrea has already written to the Planning Department of Wakefield Council to voice her concern stating that building on the Greenbelt is unnecessary, particularly with the number of brownfield sites available and sites where consent for housing has already been granted e.g. Snowhill and City Fields. We now need to reinforce the importance of the Greenbelt and help preserve it for future generations to use and enjoy rather than allowing housebuilders to make huge profits at our expense then walk away leaving a legacy of problems (traffic, safety, pollution, visual impacts, inadequate local amenities, impacted fauna and flora etc. etc.). We now need your support to sign a petition formally objecting to these proposals to help protect and preserve the Greenbelt before any decisions are made on what goes into the new Local Plan. Indeed part of the Vision for the new Local Plan states “Greenbelt and open spaces will be protected and enhanced”, together we can make sure this happens.

Residents of Ouchthorpe Lane Newton Hill
471 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

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
11,459 supporters