Fighting for our green spaces

A few days ago, we published this piece about a list of ‘potential’ development sites that officers at Thurrock Council had drawn up: ‘Just a list’…a total screw up more like it! A number of these sites were in fact, open spaces and pocket parks. Suffice to say that when residents found that open spaces near them had been included on this list, they were rightly up in arms.

The good news is that it looks as though opposition councillors are uniting to fight the threat to our green spaces posed by a council that you can be forgiven for thinking, is in the pocket of the housing developers: Opposition united in fight to stop possible development on open spaces. What we would like to say at this point is that we hope this is genuine unity and that councillors don’t start playing party politics with this issue. Because from…

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