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MP hails support for Sudell anti-homes petition

Lancashire Telegraph: MP hails support for Sudell anti-homes petition MP hails support for Sudell anti-homes petition

DARWEN MP Jake Berry has submitted a petition in an effort to avoid Bailey’s Field being developed.

The Protect Bailey’s Field petition, signed by 621, calls on the borough council to reverse its decision to earmark the field as a potential site for 500 houses.

Mr Berry said: “I have been overwhelmed by the support for the petition and thanks must go to all the local people who helped spread the word. Everyone knows it is barmy to even think about building houses on Bailey’s Field.”

Last week, Darwen councillor Dave Smith accused Mr Berry of misleading constituents over the plans. He said the area had been part of the Local Plan for development on greenfield sites since 1995, and if it was removed now, another site would have to be found.

He added that the field was very unlikely to ever be built on.

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8:35pm Thu 13 Mar 14

louderfasterlonger says...

Good publicity Jake.. I thought policies dreamt up to stoke up the unfounded fears of the people were the policy of desperate radical minority parties. You've been challenged to have 500 homes removed from BwDBC plan by the government or to suggest an alternative site on numerous occasions. The problem was caused by you indirectly but you refuse to court a solution.
Good publicity Jake.. I thought policies dreamt up to stoke up the unfounded fears of the people were the policy of desperate radical minority parties. You've been challenged to have 500 homes removed from BwDBC plan by the government or to suggest an alternative site on numerous occasions. The problem was caused by you indirectly but you refuse to court a solution. louderfasterlonger
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6:35am Fri 14 Mar 14

Excluded again says...

The Council has a compulsary target of sites to allocate for housing development.

If Baileys Field (which is riddled with mine workings and unlikely ever to be developed) is taken out it will have to be replaced with another area which will almost certainly be able to be developed.

Someone in the Council had the wit to offer up an undevelopable site to Whitehall (who wouldn't know Bailey's Field from a bottle of Baileys) to meet the government target for land to develop. Too much wit for Jake Berry to work this out.
The Council has a compulsary target of sites to allocate for housing development. If Baileys Field (which is riddled with mine workings and unlikely ever to be developed) is taken out it will have to be replaced with another area which will almost certainly be able to be developed. Someone in the Council had the wit to offer up an undevelopable site to Whitehall (who wouldn't know Bailey's Field from a bottle of Baileys) to meet the government target for land to develop. Too much wit for Jake Berry to work this out. Excluded again
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