Thursday, 3 April 2008

NEWS: Ford Reaction

THE Government's decision to include Ford Airfield in a shortlist of 15 potential EcoTowns has received vastly contrasting reactions.

The Ford Airfield Vision Group has welcomed housing and planning minister Caroline Flint's announcement, hailing it as "a fantastic opportunity for Arun".

However, MPs Nick Gibb and Nick Herbert, and Arun District Council, greeted the news with dismay. The two MPs vowed to continue their fight against proposals for 5,000 homes, business developments, transport improvements and community facilities, while Arun leader Gill Brown said she was appalled that no account had been taken of the council's consistent and overwhelming objections. Click to read more...