A huge thanks to all the residents who came to see ‘democracy in action’ at Poole Council last night, and an even bigger apology for what they witnessed. The arguments made by the 49 questioners about the impact of the Local Plan on Green Belt were well made and fair, but some of the responses by the portfolio holder were disrespectful and disingenuous.
The Poole Local Plan is an important document but paraphrasing from another topic ‘No Local Plan is better than a Bad Local Plan’ and areas including the inclusion of Green Belt, inadequate sustainable transport policies and inaccurate data means that it should have been voted down. The attempts to stop my motion through bullying and closing down debate were shocking, but not surprising.
Picture shows the site according to Richborough Estates of land known as UE1
Local campaigner Vikki Slade selected to as Lib Dem Prospective Parliamentary Candidate.
A packed meeting on Saturday afternoon saw Cllr Vikki Slade selected, from a strong field of candidates, to represent the Mid Dorset and North Poole Liberal Democrats at the next General Election. Vikki is fully committed to serving all residents within the Mid Dorset and North Poole constituency.
Broadstone Liberal Democrats have been campaigning to stop Poole Council ripping out a safe crossing island and replacing it with a zebra crossing on Lewesdon Drive.
Following the announcement by the Conservatives that an extra £1.3bn will be injected in schools over the next two years, the Institute for Fiscal Studies said that, instead of a real terms cut of 6.5%, there will still have been a cut of 4.6% between 2015 & 19.