Chantry Vale II

The author of the dRoss Blog has continued being disingenuous about Chantry Vale. Here he says

Our local ‘memory loss’ Tory has defended his comments about Syrian refugees but still seems unable to explain why it is wrong for us to campaign about a development just outside the Borough that will effect a number of Ipswich residents whilst they (himself and the Tory leader) could campaign about the building of a wind turbine also situated in Babergh.

He did seem to imply that maybe no need to campaign as there is a ‘Master Plan’ in place for the Chantry Vale development, but that is not a Babergh Council developed plan it is one from the developer. This week the local Parish Council in Pinewood were critical of the development in particular the lack of a workable traffic plan. Now I would expect Pinewood Parish Council to be the home to ‘radical’ socialists – but they (like us in Ipswich Labour) have some serious concerns about the proposed build – but at least the local Tories are happy with it!

The first obvious thing to mention is the fact that the Thorrington Barns Turbine was going to be on Ipswich Borough Council owned land.

The truth is, Ipswich Labour are playing party politics with the Chantry Vale proposals because if they were really concerned about houses being built on it, they would have bought the land instead of wasting £18 million of borrowed money on the sugar beet site. It would have made sense for the borough council to buy Chantry Vale. It’s next to Chantry Park which they could have extended, creating more leisure facilities. But logic is not one of their strong points.

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