Residents have been left shocked after a meeting of North Warwickshire Borough Council to discuss new housing in the area saw every single Conservative Councillor remain silent.
Apart from the Chairman of the meeting, all Tory Councillors present remain tight lipped. Tory Councillors did nothing to improve or oppose the plans for 10,000 homes in the North Warwickshire countryside. Every Tory Councillor voted FOR the housing plan in the Borough. Labour Councillors unanimously opposed the plan.
Labour’s Group Leader, Cllr Adam Farrell said;
“Councillors had over 1000 pages of paperwork to read before this meeting. The agenda was about development in North Warwickshire over the next 15 years – the fact that Tory Councillors had nothing to say really does beggar belief.
“This housing plan will see huge parts of North Warwickshire destroyed by this incompetent Tory Council. Despite their rhetoric, the reality is that no funding has been received to improve the A5 and under the Tories the developer is the boss.”
Labour have now used their powers in opposition to force the decision to be delayed and made at a meeting of the Full Council.
Cllr Adam Farrell continued;
“We will publicise the next Full Council meeting. We’ll ask residents to come along and hold their Tory Councillors to account and we’ll force a recorded vote to preserve forever the names of those Tory Councillors who are prepared to destroy North Warwickshire.
“Labour do not oppose housing, in fact we are a pro-housing party but only in the right location and with the right infrastructure. We’ve long argued for a new town to be built in North Warwickshire – allowing the majority of new homes to be delivered with new infrastructure whilst still allowing for proportionate small scale housing growth in existing areas.”