LOCAL GOVERNMENT MINISTER TO MEET WITH WOODFORD RESIDENTS

February 7, 2013 5:11 PM
Mark with Local Government Minister Don Foster at the former BAE Site

Mark with Local Government Minister Don Foster at the former BAE Site

Tomorrow (8th February 2013) Local Government Minister, Don Foster, is visiting Woodford to meet with the "Woodford United" residents group at the invitation of Cheadle MP Mark Hunter to discuss their opposition to the proposed residential development in Woodford on the former BAE Systems site.

Mr Foster will earlier meet with local Lib Dem councillors to discuss a variety of issues and challenges faced by Stockport Council moving forward. He will also be meeting with local members and supporters to highlight Lib Dem achievements in Government.

Commenting on the meeting with "Woodford United", Mark said:

"It is absolutely vital that we secure the best future for the people of Woodford and I am delighted to welcome Don Foster to our area, and am very pleased he is taking the time to come and meet with Woodford residents to discuss their concerns.

"My view on the proposed housing development still stands: I am fully opposed to a development of this scale which would effectively triple the number of houses in Woodford village.

"Woodford simply does not have the infrastructure to support such a major housing development and I will stand by local residents in doing everything we can to make sure we get the best possible future for Woodford."

Commenting on the meeting with local Liberal Democrat councillors, Mark added:

"I am pleased that Don will be coming to meet with local councillors to discuss the issues they face during the current spending squeeze.

"We have to make sure that we get the best the very best deal we can for council tax payers, and that we protect as many frontline jobs as possible in this difficult financial climate.

"Stockport Council has kept job losses to a minimum and protected vital services such as libraries, however this will be a good opportunity for councillors to discuss their priorities directly with the Minister concerned."

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