Today:

10/05/2021

A Victory for Eco-Sense?

Share this article

A Victory for Eco-Sense?
 
Monday saw the publication of the independent Examination in Public (EiP) of the West Midlands Regional Spatial Strategy, and Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown feels that the findings would make a decision by the Government to pursue the eco town at Long Martson “extraordinarily perverse”.
 
The MP feels that the report vindicates everything that he and his colleagues John Maples MP and Peter Luff MP have been saying ever since the Government produced this proposal.
 
Commenting today Mr Clifton-Brown said “As a chartered surveyor I was mindful of the fact that this development was unsustainable and would have led to more – not less – car usage.  This would have been totally contradictory to the Government’s raison d’être in the first place”
 
“Eco-towns do have their place, but it is on the edge of large conurbations.  The Long Marston eco-town is the wrong proposal in the wrong place”

Source: Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP (Cotswold)

Similar Articles

Don't Miss

Apple watch may gain blood pressure, glucose and alcohol monitoring capabilities

Apple has been revealed to be the largest customer of the British electronics start-up Rockley Photonics. The company has developed non-invasive optical sensors for detecting multiple blood-related health metrics, including blood pressure, blood glucose, and blood alcohol levels. These types of biometric data are only normally detectable with more invasive and dedicated medical equipment.

Hyper-local offices and central HQs could chart the path forward to save cities

Enforced home working and lockdown travel restrictions due to the Covid 19 pandemic have emptied out cities in the UK. Despite the lack of commute and the improved work/life balance surveys show a strong desire by employees to return to the office, albeit in more flexible terms.

Merseyside locals slam Amazon development and ask ‘where are the jobs?’

When Amazon applied for permission to build a huge "sortation" center in the former pit village Haydock in Merseyside, the local council supported the scheme because of the promised 2,500 jobs that would be created, despite it being built on green belt land.