Media Statement – Lodge Hill

rodneychambers

“This is very disappointing news to receive from unelected quangocrats at Natural England. As a local authority we are eager for this scheme, which is on government owned land, to progress and deliver the houses and jobs we badly need.

“The government is constantly telling us that we should be going for growth, kick starting the economy and fighting the recession and yet here we are with a shovel ready project that would deliver 5,000 much needed homes being delayed by a government agency.

“What hope does the country have of beating the economic downturn when infrastructure and housing projects like this are being stalled all over the country by the government’s own agencies? I am sure many will join me in questioning how the government intends to deal with agencies such as Natural England, which are quite clearly working against the government’s declared intentions and ambitions.”

Cllr Rodney Chambers, Leader of Medway Council

ENDS

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