Cllr. Andy Stranack, Cllr. Stuart Millson and Ali Ball (Resident of Hawthorn Crescent) held a social distant celebration on the green space at Hawthorn Crescent today. After a famous victory following Thursday nights planning committee when plans to concrete over the precious green space were firmly rejected. This was the first time that an application by the Labour Council owned Brick by Brick property company has been rejected by the Labour controlled planning committee and represents a significant victory for residents and the local Councillors.
Cllr. Andy Stranack said:-
"This has been a tough fight to save this green space but it shows what can be achieved when we all work together. On Thursday night I thought Mr Ball's speech outlining the impact the loss of green space would have on residents mental health was particularly powerful."
Cllr. Stuart Millson added:-
"We now need to work with residents to make sure that this green space is preserved for future generations, residents are already putting forward plans for a memorial bench and more ambitious plans to open up the air raid shelter that lies beneath the ground. I look forward to working with residents as these plans move forward."