BURY THE ECO-TOWN NOW, URGES LUFF
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BURY THE ECO-TOWN NOW, URGES LUFF

A call to put the proposed eco-town at Long Marston “out of its misery” has been made by Mid Worcestershire MP Peter Luff. About a third of the site lies in his constituency.
He has written to the Housing Minister, Grant Shapps, urging him to make it absolutely clear that the so–called “Middle Quinton” scheme is “dead and buried”.

Commenting, Peter said,

“The whole idea of an eco-town at Long Marston was always preposterous. In opposition my Party made it clear that such schemes would only be allowed to proceed if they were genuinely environmentally sustainable – which Long Marston was not – and if they had strong local support – which Long Marston emphatically never had.

“Even the last government could see that the effective rejection of the scheme by its own inspectors meant its days were numbered, but a clear and emphatic statement that the new coalition government will declare the scheme at an end is just the tonic local residents need. Yes we need more houses in South Worcestershire, and more affordable houses in particular – but not at a remote rural location like Long Marston.

“I am confident Mr Shapps will reply in a way that will be welcomed by all the people in the area, but it would be so good to see the written confirmation that the nightmare is at an end.”

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