Pennbury “Eco Town”: is anyone saying Yes?

No to Pennbury Eco Town LeicestershireScraptoft Parish Poll – 98.5% voted No

Thurnby & Bushby Parish Poll – 98.8% voted No.

MPs Edward Garnier and Alan Duncan have spoken out against the “Eco Town”.

Leicestershire County Council – are against the “Eco Town”.  Equally local councils, Harborough District Council and Oadby and Wigston Borough Council have expressed huge concerns about costs, lack of infrastructure and frustrating lack of detail from the Co-operative Estates.

The Bishop of Leicester has raised concerns – completely ignored by the Co-operative Estates – about Pennbury becoming an “Eco ghetto”.

The Leicester Chamber of Commerce have said no and have raised concerns about Pennbury taking resources away from Leicester city’s current and planned regeneration.

The Co-operative Estates have still not said how many houses they plan to build (15,000 – 20,000), have still not confirmed what transport infrastructure they will put in place to serve Pennbury even though their own projections are that 70% of the working population in Pennbury will be working in Leicester and will gridlock the A47 and A46 to get there, and have consistently failed to give detailed plans or engage nearby communities who are going to have to live with the results of this disaster.

Is anyone saying “yes”?

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