The petition and associated motion to stop the destruction of the land at today's Council meeting. The motion had been with the Council since May and this petition was formally recognised by the council early this month.
Despite the first Council debate to be held on the land the Executive pushed ahead and agreed to sell the land to the developer in a meeting late June.
Today's debate led to a 15 - 13 vote to protect the land. A vote that we won! However, the council informed us after the vote that they had managed to push the transaction through days before this vote.
Obviously we are shocked by this turn in events and the speed in which the land was sold, and the fact it was done before a democratic debate. We are going to continue the fight and challenge the actions of the Council and appeal to you all to register complaints to either BDC or the ombudsman. Please get in touch if you need more information [email protected]