We Oppose the Loss of the Essington Green Belt!

Wednesfield Residents who wish to oppose the development of Green Belt land in South Staffordshire, will have a chance to do so up until the 12th December in a consultation that is being run by South Staffordshire District Council.

I want to just want to make my position clear. I feel that the loss of this Green Belt will be disastrous for Wednesfield and Wolverhampton residents who enjoy both the Green Belt as a physical amenity and also as a visual amenity.

The three Wednesfield North Councillors are opposed to the loss of this land, and we will be joining residents to oppose the loss of this Green Belt.

I will be writing to South Staffordshire District Council before the deadline date for this particular consultation closes. Just remember this is only the first shots in the battle.

What I would urge Wednesfield residents to do is to write individual letters/emails to the Authorities. This will carry much weight.
Many of you have asked me about the Essington Action Group to oppose the plans.

My advice to you is to take in as much information as you can to halt this proposed development. Join the Essington Action Group and give them the support that they need. By all means sign the petition.

Just for clarity all three of your City Councillors in Wednesfield North oppose the loss of this Green Belt, and we will work with the Action Group where we can, and with the Councillors of the Parish, District and County of Staffordshire where it makes the most sense to do so.

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