POLITICS: Crowland to suffer at hands of Tories

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I have recently became aware that the people of Crowland, who are currently served by Conservative MP John Hayes and two Conservative district councillors, are to suffer at the hands of a Conservative Party policy to allow relaxation of housing development schemes.

They will be swamped by the erection of 250 new houses, 50 already passed behind Harvester Way and 100 applied for either side of Harvester Way.

Some 50 are also proposed by Crowland Parish Council behind Thorney Road, and 50 discussed for the old school site.

All this is in disregard of the fact that their infrastructure will not be able to cope. Water supply is already subject to unpredicted pressure reductions and the local health centre and Peterborough A&E are at their limits.

Conservatives also want to reduce the number of police, reduce their library-cum-community centre hours, and because of their policy all senior school children have to be bussed to Holbeach.

Road traffic in the area has already increased since the opening of the A16, and at times cannot cope easily.

UKIP wants to see a more common sense approach applied to housing development, by controlling the pace of development, and ensuring developers contribute to infrastructure improvement.

I would urge district councillors to consider these facts before approving any of these plans.

David Parsons

Prospective Parliamentary Candidate – South Holland and the Deepings