Despite Cllr Harper (aka Cllr Turnip) suggesting on social media that the Rail Freight Interchange & Warehouse Terminal may be taken off next version of the local plan, the fact remains that it is still as of today firmly an item on the local plan, designed to concrete over Drysides, Middle Level essentially the land, currently farmed, the other side of the river along the green wheel footpath and with an option to take it all the way to the Kings Dyke signal box!!!
With the threat of the 24-hour , 7-days-a-week industrial plant a legal possibility. . Property prices in Park Farm and Stanground have remained depressed for several years. Many residents moving out, and putting their houses up for short term rentals. The local councillor seemingly pays lip service says he is against it, but we cannot find any recent speeches by him on the record, setting out the reasons for taking this off the local plan.
The councillor, a sort of jobbing maintenance janitor (he has posted several different and conflicting job profiles over the years), and closed down his roofing/loft conversion company(not on his profiles), is a bit of a recluse and routinely blocks many of his residents from his social media feeds, and does not hold regular timetabled public councillor surgeries, claiming it costs too much.....
If he cares to show us on the council record, during the current term, where he has actually stood up in the council chamber and demanded the removal of this dire prospect ( voted in favour of the Terminal, by the previous Conservative councillor for Stanground East, none other than Janet Wilkinson) we will happily record it on here.
But to the 600+ readers who daily read this blog, we say "Don't hold your breath."
Meanwhile the much vaunted campaign to halt the anaerobic digester plant just a few hundred yards away from the councillors own house seems to be going through, and to help the process there is already another nearby, at the McCains chip factory. Still our direct representations to McCains owners in Canada seemed to have reduced (for the time being) the smells emitting from the site, we just now have to tackle the burn off at the brickworks... we could ask the councillor, but there again....
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