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Archive for the ‘Planning’ Category

Can Bellway Add Up?

by Group Office on 4 July, 2017

Bellway can’t add up! A retrospective application for 10 flag posts and 2 V-boards has been submitted at Swan’s Corner, yet there are 18 flag posts and 3 V-boards in situ. In reply to Cllr Carole Morgan’s email the planning officer in charge of the application wrote:- “Thank you for the email below. I have copied this […]

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Please give Carole your vote on Thursday 18 August

by Group Office on 17 August, 2016

Tomorrow (18 August) is decision day for the people of Ormesby and Nunthorpe as they go to the polls to choose a new councillor following the sad death of Ann Wilson. It is clear that more and more people in the area are backing Liberal Democrat Carole Morgan to be the new councillor for the […]

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“Increase Council Tax income by more housing development” …Headline on key objectives in a Council presentation on its “Shaping our Future” Plan given to the Executive Scrutiny Committee Thursday 28 April 2016

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Hundreds object to Swan’s Corner housing plan

by Group Office on 31 May, 2016

At least 532 residents signed letters objecting to Bellway’s plan to build 141 houses at Swan’s Corner. A large team of volunteers contacted local residents to seek their support in sending objections to the Council. Opposition to the scheme was convincing and overwhelming. Residents’ top objections are worsening traffic problems, lack of school places and […]

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Redcar Lib Dems oppose greenfield development

by Group Office on 7 January, 2016

Liberal Democrats today persuaded Redcar and Cleveland Council to adopt a policy of putting new housing on “brownfield” sites rather than on green fields. At today’s meeting of the council, Lib Dem Councillor Chris Abbott seconded an opposition motion committing the Labour-led authority to prioritising future residential development on previously developed brownfield land. The motion, […]

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“No more traffic on Ormesby Bank” say Lib Dems

by Group Office on 30 July, 2015

Liberal Democrats in Ormesby ward on Redcar & Cleveland Council have carried out a traffic survey on Ormesby Bank as part of their campaign to limit house building in the area. The results are staggering. There were: • 1864 vehicles on Ormesby Bank near Swan’s Corner between 7.45 am and 9.00 a.m. • 3812 vehicles […]

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Lib Dems Celebrate Ormesby Housing Decision

by Group Office on 23 February, 2015

Redcar Constituency Liberal Democrats are celebrating this week following the rejection of intrusive housing plans at Longbank Farm, Ormesby. The application for 320 houses received widespread objections from local residents, councillors and business and was refused during a planning meeting on Thursday. Ian Swales MP commented: “This is a great result for the residents of […]

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Plans to Build 320 Houses in Ormesby Refused

by Group Office on 20 October, 2014

The Council’s Regulatory Committee by 6 votes to five has refused planning permission for 320 houses to be built on the Longbank Farm site in Ormesby. Only Labour Councillors supported the application. It’s a victory for the campaign by local residents and Lib Dem Councillors to protect green areas. The Committee only gave three local […]

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Redcar Lib Dems slam Labour’s Local Plan

by Group Office on 14 January, 2014

Liberal Democrats in Redcar & Cleveland have criticised the Labour Council for its poor consultation over its new Local Plan. The draft Local Plan includes over 1000 new houses at Marske and over 450 in Ormesby. Labour says that the area needs more houses, even though all the indications are that the population of the […]

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Ian Swales and the Liberal Democrat Council Group have this week pledged to support Yearby residents in their fight against proposals for a wind turbine on Turners Arms Farm in Yearby. The planning application, which can be found on the Council’s website, proposes a single wind turbine 78m in height on the land to the […]

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