Can our local member of Parliament, Philip Davies, do more to help prevent the inappropriate and destructive housing developments proposed for Menston village? Could he have done more?
Click here for An interesting debate (comments) following the report in the Telegraph & ARgus on the recent derry hill decision
He does not think so but if you do then here’s a chance to tell him.
Grumpytyke responded to a comment on the most recent previous post (Menston village community slapped down by Bradford MDC … ) which said “Surely he (Philip Davies MP) can pressurise Parliament to investigate the Council’s dubious tactics” by saying he would pose the question at a meeting with him scheduled for last Saturday.
At the meeting on Saturday afternoon our MP pointed out that he had attended numerous meetings, had managed to bring two Government Ministers to Menston so that residents could put their case, has monthly meetings with the BMDC Chief Executive at which he frequently challenges the developments and points out that they will benefit Bradford not at all as any new residents will certainly work (if they can work at all) and shop in Leeds, and had very recently asked council planning officers for an explanation of why the conditions of the planning permission had been changed.
He said that he was as frustrated and angry about the determination, and ability, of the BMDC Labour group councillors to force these ridiculous, inappropriate developments through against common sense and the wishes of the majority of the Menston community.
If you have a suggestion of what more he can do just respond with them in a comment to this post and they will be fed through to the MP and the outcome reported in a future post.