Julian Launches Local Plan Page on his Website
June 5, 2013
As the consultation on the City of York Council’s draft Local Plan goes live today, Julian has launched a new page on his website devoted to the Local Plan.
With the Council’s formal adoption of their Local Plan set to take nearly two years to be completed, Julian has expressed his desire to keep all constituents updated throughout what, he believes, will be a very concerning couple of years for many residents across the City.
The page itself is divided into five sub pages, which contain an array of useful information on what has been proposed and where, what Julian is doing in his campaign to protect York’s greenbelt and how local residents can take part in the consultation process.
On launching his new Local Plan page, Julian said:
“The proposals within the draft Local Plan have been concerning to say the very least and my opposition to many of them has already been widely documented. In my role as a local MP, I feel it’s really important that I do all I can to ensure that my constituents are equipped with the information they need on what has been proposed in their area, what my position is and how we can submit our comments, concerns and objections to the Council, as part of the consultation process.
“So far, I don’t believe the Council have been giving residents the all-important information they need and I’m really disappointed with their efforts to date. The information in the consultation leaflet they’ve put out is completely insufficient and it fails to make any mention of the 80 proposed Traveller and Showpeople pitches or the 40 proposed sites for potential wind farms. The Council’s withholding of key evidence, such as the Arup and Eskogen reports, has also been cause for considerable concern. As long as the Council continue to brush over the most disconcerting elements of their Local Plan, I will be doing all I can to raise awareness of them and I really hope local residents find my new page useful.”
To visit Julian’s new Local Plan page, click here.
Or press play below to watch his welcome message:
Pictured: Julian with local activists, campaigning to protect York’s greenbelt.