You reap what you sow, I refer to the article on the successful planning application by UK Coal to develop its North Gawber site and to build 400 homes.
For years that has been its intent and in 2010 the ruling cabinet agreed to a policy to have a partnership between UK Coal and BMBC to build homes on its 700 hectares of land.BMBC also had a policy to build 1,000 homes in Royston and 800 within Staincross-Mapplewell, all agreed by our Labour councillors. These within BMBC, including councillors who did sow the seeds, no doubt will be rejoicing to see them bloom, so what strange behaviour from the cabinet member, Coun Roy Miller, to be stamping his feet and venting indignation against this development.
The rally cry from objectors in the village is unable to cope with this large increase of people and their motor vehicles, all this will be to the detriment of their quality of life, and let’s not forget, there is more to come.
For years councillors have shaped our communities, how disappointing they bring into this community significant problems, to which they have no solution, is that being sensible? At least residents deserve an account on why they did sow the seeds.