Community Stadium gets final ”go ahead”
Opposition parties at last nights Council meeting flexed their muscles for the first time and rejected Labours “Big City” Draft Local Plan
The decision came shortly after 2 further Labour Councillors had defected leaving James Alexander’s residual group without a majority.
The highly controversial draft Local Plan had proposed to build 17,000 new homes mainly on Green Belt land.
It envisaged a population increase in the City of 40,000 over the next 15 years.
Now, following a successful intervention by Liberal Democrat Councillor Ann Reid, those figures will be re-examined at a special meeting which will be held in November.
The meeting will take place after the Westfield by election and will be a major boost for those seeking to conserve areas like Acomb Moor.