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Below you will find my top 5 latest news stories relating to the Liberal Democrats, Shropshire, West Felton Parish Council and Whittington Division

Star Hosing exception site off Penybryn Avenue

Star Housing site angers Penybryn residents

Penybryn residents have reacted angrily to the news of the potential Star Housing development at the top of Penybryn Avenue. The plans are to build 24 homes – 10 of which are bungalows. Star Housing plans to build here as an ‘exception’ site. However, not all exception sites are equal. I support providing affordable homes… Read More »Star Housing site angers Penybryn residents

Housing Construction site

Planning for the Future – Planning for exclusion

At the beginning of August, the Government announced their new Government White Paper: “Planning for the Future.” Read the White Paper here. The Conservative government’s proposals to reform and speed up planning have sparked controversy and concern across the country. The plans in the white paper failed to address the current issues present in the… Read More »Planning for the Future – Planning for exclusion

David Walker, a Civil Engineering Surveyor, at one of the many unplanned housing sites.

Top 10 reasons why we have a housing crisis

With the Local Plan Review and the new Government White Paper called ‘Planning for the future,’ it is worth looking at why we have a housing crisis. The housing crisis has been brought about by many factors and has been generations in the making. A crisis where homes aren’t affordable or available or aren’t of… Read More »Top 10 reasons why we have a housing crisis

Make Yourself Heard: Need Help? Can't speak? Call 999 then dial 55

Make Yourself Heard… dial 55

If you are in danger & are unable to speak you can still ‘Make Yourself Heard’ & call for help. “If you’re in trouble dial 999.If you cannot speak, dial 55. We hear you. You are not alone.”This West Mercia Women’s Aid video illustrates that nicely: The Silent Solution system – overseen by the National… Read More »Make Yourself Heard… dial 55


Pothole shambles rumbles on

Shropshire’s pothole shambles doesn’t look like it will be ending any time soon. For the last few months since the new year, Shropshire Council has been using a ‘£1,000 a day Pothole Consultant‘ to improve the management and the quality of work in the Highways department. From the evidence I have seen and heard, I… Read More »Pothole shambles rumbles on

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