Brighton & Hove Labour Councillor Nick Childs, Opposition Lead Spokesperson for Planning, highlights Tory cynicism on the urban fringe issue, in Brighton & Hove News.
One can’t help avoid the recent background noise generated by Tory councillors as they rove around the city, looking for any opportunity to exploit the worries and concerns of residents over the current public consultation on the City Plan Part 2 – the exciting and comprehensive strategic vision for our city for the next 10 years that was carried with unanimous backing from Labour and Greens earlier this year.
Tory-sponsored petitions and leaflets abound, attempting to spread misinformation about the very small amount of urban fringe, less than 7 per cent, earmarked for possible (not definite) affordable housing development and, ironically, given their disingenuous affectations as environmentalists, the ecological renewal of Benfield Valley.
One does not need to look too closely to see the cynical manoeuvres from the party of the big property developer and the land speculator which received over £11 million in party donations from property businesses last year…
Read Councillor Childs’ full article in Brighton & Hove News: https://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2020/10/06/tory-exploitation-of-urban-fringe-issue-cruelly-cynically-and-unfairly-raises-residents-expectations/