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Bill Cash questions East Staffordshire Borough Council vote over Blythe Park power station

Press release 18/12/09

 
Bill Cash said today:
 
“It has come to light that East Staffordshire Borough Council have voted over the Blythe Park power station plans, even though the proposed site is clearly within the boundaries of Staffordshire Moorlands District Council. The Government itself has acknowledged that the decision over the proposals falls to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, but overall responsibility lies with the Secretary of State, so I am not certain as to the reasons why a local council in a different area would vote for this.”
 
“I have therefore written to the Chief Executive of East Staffordshire Borough Council to question why this has been done and to further investigate the reasons why they felt it was in their remit to vote in favour of this highly objectionable proposal.”


Bill Cash opposes gypsy pitch application in Gnosall

 Press release 19/08/2011

  
On behalf of my constituents I am gravely concerned and have objected to the planning application for the use of land at Radmore Lane in Gnosall for the stationing of caravans for a gypsy pitch. 
 
The application to build a gypsy caravan site on designated agricultural land at Sandybank in Gnosall is completely unacceptable to my constituents in Gnosall and is likely to cause concerns across a number of issues.
 
I have been aware that other neighbours have recently been denied planning permission to build on this land, so my constituents are concerned there cannot be sufficient grounds to allow the application on that basis.  
 
The application is due to be heard by Stafford Borough Council Planning Committee in the coming weeks and I welcome the move by councillors to call in this application and oppose it. 
 
At a parliamentary level, I have consistently campaigned against the Human Rights Act. When I was Shadow Attorney-General, I recommended, and the Conservative Party accepted, that we repeal the Human Rights Act, which incorporates the European Convention of Human Rights into UK law. I continue to campaign for the repeal of the Act. Travellers are accorded certain rights under the European Convention on Human Rights. It is widely noted, in general, that in cases where there is inadequate provision of authorised sites, the courts will consider certain rights under the European Convention on Human Rights and any consideration of Human Rights Act issues is a material consideration in the determination of a planning application.
 
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Bill Cash MP welcomes Stafford Borough Council’s decision to refuse wind mast at Aston-by-Stone

Press release 19/11/09

In response to Stafford Borough Council’s Development Control Committee refusing the anemometer mast at Aston-by-Stone, Bill Cash said:

“I welcome the Council’s decision to refuse the application for the wind mast at Aston-by-Stone. I had strongly objected to the proposals for a wind mast, on behalf of my constituents, and I praise the efforts of the 'Stone & Trent Valley Opposed to Severn Trent Water' campaign group, and particularly Paul Shaw, Keith Washington, Kev Ryder and all local residents who have opposed this wind mast.

“These wind energy schemes are uneconomic and packed with distorting subsidies.

“I objected to the mast on the grounds that it was in an entirely unsuitable location, it threatened public access, it was a monstrous obstacle on the skyline, showing little concern for the landscape, listed buildings, wildlife and biodiversity, whilst there were concerns over the refusal of the Environmental Impact Assessment and that it was largely an incongruous and alien development.

“There were also outstanding aviation concerns relating to its positioning under an RAF low flying area. I therefore welcome the Council’s decision to refuse the application for the wind mast.”

 



Bill Cash MP warns Staffordshire County Council of concerns for public safety, businesses and parking at proposed pedestrian crossing at Upper Tean

Press release 25/11/09

 
Following objections from local residents on the proposed pedestrian crossing on the A522 High Street/New Road Upper Tean’s pedestrian crossing facilities, Bill Cash MP said:
 
“This measure for a new crossing was supposed to support the pedestrian flow from the Mill Development from Hall Yard but it creates a dangerous threat to public safety. As Checkley Parish Council have stated, vehicles exiting the Mill Development will be consciously looking left and pulling straight onto the zebra crossing. This is a hazard.
 
“Those with local businesses will lose parking spaces on the street and it will have a detrimental impact on their business.
 
“There are also concerns that by taking away the corner of New Road, it will cause people to step onto the road at this point and it is obvious that this will be highly dangerous.”
 
“I have written to Staffordshire County Council so that they can address these concerns and I would welcome the views of any of my constituents where they are affected by these proposals.”


Bill Cash MP takes up methane gas exploration objections with Staffordshire County Council

Press release 14/12/09

In response to Greenpark Energy’s planning application for methane gas exploration in Tittensor, and recent correspondence with Staffordshire County Council, Bill Cash MP said:
 
“I strongly support my constituents in their objections to these proposals and have taken up those concerns with Staffordshire County Council. It has become clear that full planning applications have already been submitted for the drilling of boreholes for methane gas exploration and subsequent production at Groundslow Farm and Knowl Wall Farm.
 
“Furthermore, it has come to light that pre-application discussions have taken place for a site at Spot Grange near Hilderstone and another site at Blakelow near Swynnerton, near to the M6 motorway.
 
“I ask that if any of my constituents within the affected areas have concerns over those applications, I would be grateful if they would please get in contact with me and I will then take those objections up with Staffordshire County Council.” 





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