Stevenage Borough Council SG1 regeneration plan is the latest in a long line of broken promises over the last 23 years. The heart of the plan is fancy new Labour Council Offices, while the shops in Queensway, the centre of the town, remain the same.
Stephen McPartland, Member of Parliament for Stevenage said, “I have asked Stevenage Borough Council to work with me to deliver a real regeneration scheme that starts in Queensway, as local people want new shops, not fancy new Council Offices. There will be 1,000 flats with less than 10% made available as affordable homes for local people and local NHS facilities could be compulsory purchased by Stevenage Borough Council on behalf of the developers.
“I cannot support a scheme whereby the public sector is providing 90% of the land and getting less than 10% of the homes back in return, because the money is being invested in new Labour Council Offices.
“Thousands of local people have signed my petition already, calling for a regeneration plan that focuses on new shops in Queensway, the centre of our town, instead of fancy new Labour Council Offices. Please speak up for our town and sign the petition here.”
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