It’s Official – The Essington Green Belt Remains!

The South Staffs District Council has now confirmed that they have removed the large green belt construction sites on the edge of Wednesfield and along the boundary line of the City of Wolverhampton. South Staffs District Council have published their updated version of their Local Plan, which will itself go out for consultation.

Clearly all those Wednesfield residents that have campaigned alongside Mary, Rita and I, will be delighted at this official news. Your Wednesfield North Labour Councillors were the first to raise the fears and quick to make our protest known, as we broke the information through our Social Media sites back in 2018. We have been vocal about this matter in the City of Wolverhampton Council, and we protested at the SSDC proposals at protest meetings, in Essington alongside Essington residents who had the same outlook.

The residents in Wednesfield North and the residents in Woodend Road, Linthouse Lane and Kitchen Lane are the real winners.

Councillors Mary Bateman, Rita Potter and Phil Bateman, would like to say its a good result now. We will all see that wonderful ‘Big Sky’ in all its glory for many more years to come. We will be able to watch Farmers at work with their Agriculture. Glimpse the wonderful wildlife that we all get a thrill in watching. Thank you everyone who has worked hard to get the result which has come in…. Thanks’ to everyone who campaigned to save OUR Green Belt. It was a successful campaign and we have proven the doomsayers wrong.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more