Derringham Councillor raises Veterans Village concerns with Government

Derringham Councillor raises Veterans Village concerns with Government

By Admin Lib Dems, Jun 23, 2020 4:06

Following the news that Hull's Veterans Village has been given conditional approval, a local ward Councillor has taken her concerns to the heart of Government by writing to the Secretary of State for Housing Robert Jenrick MP.

In the letter, the Derringham Councillor states that the project is "great" and "sustainable at heart" but also raises concerns with the lack of a "genuine consultation" that led to the conditional approval of the location.


*Concept Art of the Veterans Village

Julie goes further to say that the area agreed by the Council did not fully address local residents concerns around flooding as well as the loss of community green space. Cllr Greenhill has called on the Government to step in and give their view on the matter.

Commenting on the village Cllr Julie Greenhill said:

"I along with my colleagues and residents in our area have spent countless hours discussing the proposed Veterans Village and we have all come to a clear conclusion - there needs to be a full genuine consultation from a council that listens to the concerns put forward.

"Of course we are not in opposition to the idea of a Veterans Village we welcome it, however the area it is being built on is a community asset to residents and is a place that is at risk of flooding. 

"I hope by getting the Government involved they will do something on the issue that the Council hasn't - listen."

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