People of Newcastle-under-Lyme, our green sites and open spaces
are yet again under threat. Our council have identified several
areas across our borough to sell off for profit to plug the black
holes of their inefficient finance handling. There are many guises
that the council are using to sell these green sites but ultimately
is digging up green fields to build houses the way forward in our
borough? The council say they need to do this to fund other
projects, but must they be funded through the loss of our green
sites? Our town can and must develop alongside having green sites.
As the climate crisis deepens this is an unsustainable way of
making a money, since the lack of action for nature now, will be
more costly in the long run.
There are green sites in Bradwell, Keele, Chesterton, Wolstanton, Madeley and Whitmore under immediate threat. We need our council to hear that we are not going to allow them to sell our open spaces, parks, playing fields and woodlands for monetary gain.
Green spaces are known to contribute to the health and happiness of the people who live surrounded by it. During the pandemic they have been a lifeline for many, for health, both physical and mental. Green sites have an array of benefits for the environment and wildlife.
Please sign and support our cause.
This ePetition runs from 12/10/2021 to 11/02/2022.
310 people have signed this ePetition.