Sunday, 10 February 2013
Mike Thornton - No Friend of Botley
When Cllr Thornton comes canvassing round here it might be interesting to ask him what he thinks of his party's plans for massive and unsustainable housing developments in Hedge End and Botley. He was one of the Lib Dem loyalists who voted and spoke in the council chamber in favour of massive housing developments on our green fields.
Like his leader, who goes before the electorate in Hamble in two months time with a plan for no green field development at all in Hamble, Cllr Thornton was willing to sacrifice huge swathes of countryside around Hedge End to protect his own patch. Bishopstoke will get just 430 new houses in the next 16 years, compared to over 3,500 in Hedge End and Botley. Looks like Cllr Thornton might be a NIMBY.