The Mount, Leek

“Save the Mount” is a high-profile local campaign, aimed at stopping developers from building hundreds of houses in fields in prime Moorlands countryside on the Eastern edge of Leek.

The Moorlands Conservative MP, Karen Bradley, has written post on her website: “Protecting The Moorlands From Labour’s Land Grab”. In it, she cites the then Housing policy of the labour party under Ed Miliband (as of December 2013) and uses it to justify her claim that Labour would not deny that Stoke-on-Trent City Council plan to build 300,000 houses, some of them in the Moorlands.

So – are Labour planning to build all over the Green fields of Staffordshire Moorlands?

You tell us what you think, in the comments below.

What is Labour’s Housing Policy?

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  • 3rd November 2016 at 10:58 am
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    I think that people fortunate to be living comfortably and securely in their homes (mostly) will always find a reason why others who need the same should seek it elsewhere. I can’t imagine people currently living around The Mount ever give a thought to what countryside their houses have replaced. Of course our moorlands fields and green spaces must be valued and treasured but I fail to see what Karen Bradley means by ‘land grabbing’. Development must be undertaken sensitively with regard to the wider environment -and all existing housing stocks must be fully utilised – none of this ‘it’s cheaper to new build than to rehab’. Of course land shouldn’t be just sold off willy nilly to the highest bidders who rub their hands in glee at the thought of all the lovely dosh to be made and s*d the erosion of the countryside – these are the grabbers in my view. More likely to be of the Karen Bradley ilk than an authority who actually cares about the numbers of people in this country / county who are in dire need of their basic human right to a decent home. And if it needs to be in my back yard then amen to that…

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