Thursday, July 16, 2009

Pennbury "eco town" plans abandoned

The Leicester Mercury reports:

Leicestershire's proposed eco-town has been rejected, the Government announced today.

Pennbury, a 15,000-home development for land between Oadby, Great Glen and Stoughton, failed to make the shortlist of preferred sites for the flagship homes developments.

More significantly, the site at Stoughton is not mentioned in the "second wave" of developments that need more work before the government considers them again.

They'll be dancing in the lanes of High Leicestershire tonight. I made my own opposition to the plans for a new town at Stoughton clear in an article for Comment is Free a year ago.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

From a report in The Grocer (prop., alas, not the late Sir Edward Heath), a report that the Co-Op intend to pursue their proposal through the normal planning channels. Alert!