|Oxford Institution Wants to Build on Our Fields|
Desperate to get their land north of Hedge End included in the Lib Dem plans for almost 4,000 houses in Hedge End and Botley, they are even opposing the principle of gaps between our settlements and insist that the proposed countryside policy is "unnecessary".
The Queen's College is a wealthy institution that can call on and pay for all sorts of planning consultants and lawyers to defend its interests. Ordinary people (the overwhelming majority of whom have opposed the Lib Dem's plans for large scale development in our area) rely on our local councils to stand up against these vested interests. That is why Hedge End Town Council were guilty of dereliction of duty in refusing to debate and agree a response to the draft plan. Just about every other parish council in the area has commented, but there is nothing from Hedge End.
When will the Lib Dems keep their election promise to stand up for our area against more building and traffic?
The Queen's College Photo credit : James