Labour Group leader and East Brighton Councillor Nancy Platts on the proposed development by St William on the old gasworks site in the east of the city, in The Argus:
“Residents have expressed concerns about the size and scale of the buildings, the number of homes that will be affordable to local people and the impact of decontamination of this site.
“I share the fear of residents, that once again, an area of our city may be over-developed and compromised to line the pockets of overseas investors and property speculators who will leave properties empty for much of the year…
“Decontamination of the site is also proving to be a huge worry particularly when hearing the experiences of people living near similar developments.
“A date for this development to come to planning committee is yet to be set so at the last meeting I asked if residents could see the final plans before submission.
“I am disappointed at the response I received which is that local people would be consulted ‘alongside’ the plans going to committee.
“Meanwhile, I have ensured that all objections I have received from local people are already in front of the relevant planning officer.
“I will continue to battle for their voices to be heard and their concerns to be taken seriously…”
Read Councillor Platts’ full column in The Argus here.
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