Simon Galton

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Archive for the ‘Co-Op Eco Town’ Category

Just wanted to up date you on developments  in Harborough – on Monday night (23rd) i managed to write a successful motion that won the vote.  It has some important points on the Co-op’s Eco-Town- and this will hopefully be the one of the final nails in the coffin The motion said: “That this Council […]

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Statement on Eco-towns announcement

by simongalton on 27 July, 2009

Dear all, Having spent a while reading through the documents and statements following the Governments announcement on eco-towns two weeks ago – I thought I would do an update on the actual situation.   First things first, I think we should all be pleased with the fact that Pennbury didn’t make the primary list of eco-towns […]

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ECO-TOWN ANNOUNCEMENT EXPECT TOMORROW MORNING!

by simongalton on 15 July, 2009

Dear All, I have just heard that the Government may well be planning to announce the Eco-towns list tomorrow morning! As soon as i can i will put our reaction up here for you!  ill keep you posted, Simon

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 Dear All, Here is a copy of my latest press release on the eco town – the Halcro report was commissioned by the four local authorities (Harborough, Oadby & Wigston, City and County) to conduct a strategic assessment of the Co op plans. ______________________________________________________ “County Councilor and CASCET Vice-Chair, Simon Galton has welcomed the Halcro […]

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EcoTown page updates

by simongalton on 14 November, 2008

Due to the amount of things going on with the Eco-town i have just updated the page. The latest information and chagnes are online.

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I have just found out that the Leicester City Council Labour group has created a resolution to support the Ecotown for Pennbury.   I just can’t quite bring myself to believe that they could undermine the collective actions of local councils like this. A process was agreed to develop a strategic assessment that is due to report on the […]

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The latest government solution in meeting housing needs is to promise £13 Million to be used to buy surplus housing stock from developers and convert into affordable/social housing. As an idea this seems fine yet the detail suggests that this money will buy 335 homes across the entire country. Although i welcome any increase to the allocation […]

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Liberal Democrat group leader Simon Galton has reacted to the announcement that Ms. Caroline Flint has been replaced in Gordon Brown’s Cabinet reshuffle with Margaret Beckett. Margaret Beckett who represents the Derby South constituency was a former holder of the Housing Minister position. Simon Galton said: “I am relieved that Ms. Flint has been replaced […]

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Following an intensive campaign a local protest group in Warwickshire has successfully managed to have a judicial review enacted. The group called BARD received the ruling from Mr Justice Collins on 11th September. The outcome is a review to be presented by the High Court before the year end which could potentially set the precedent […]

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Liberal Democrat group leader Simon Galton has welcomed the passing of a motion at the Liberal Democrat conference in Bournemouth which commits the party to opposing the Eco-Town process.  Simon Galton CC stated: “it was a good debate I am delighted that the party has committed itself in opposition to free standing eco-towns being imposed […]

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