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Greens stick up for Hadleigh Residents; Tories for property developers

The Persimmon application for the next phase of the Weavers Meadow development in Hadleigh was approved at last night’s Babergh Planning Committee, (15th December). The Green Party opposed the application

Councillor Leigh Jamieson said, “there are a whole series of issues that Persimmon has not addressed in Phase 1 of Weavers Meadows. It has not completed the work it should have done on landscaping and open spaces, as Babergh officials have confirmed. The main pedestrian and cycling route is unlit and residents have reported to me that building work takes place on Sundays and Bank Holidays which contravenes a condition of planning approval.

Why do we not demand more of these companies and hold them to account before we give them the go-ahead ? Why is Babergh rewarding poor performance?”

Gale Pryor, Green member of Hadleigh Town Council, is also unhappy that Persimmon will be allowed to install gas boilers and provide only limited renewable energy in properties. She commented “Once again the big developers are allowed to do just enough, despite the Council calling a climate emergency. Fitting gas boilers is a short-term measure that will leave future residents with the cost of retrofitting new boilers when gas is phased-out as the Government plans. Time and time again big developers are allowed to put their profits first”

 

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