Some good news

The British National Party fighting for a better future for the people of Salford 

 If you have been a regular visitor to this blog (if not please bookmark us) you will remember we asked you to sign a petition in support of Joe Townsend. A marine who had lost both legs in Afghanistan and was fighting the jobsworths at his local council. Who had refused him planning permission for a specially adapted bungalow. Well for once people power won the day this was taken from the face book site supporting Joe’s cause

IT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BY JOE’S FAMILY AND THE COUNCIL THAT JOE WILL GET HIS BUNGALOW, A JOINT STATEMENT WAS RELEASED, SMALL CHANGES WILL HAVE TO BE MADE BUT THE MAIN THING JOE GET’S HIS OWN BUNGALOW.http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Council/Media_Releases/2009/JoeTownsendPlanningStatement4.aspx

 

This joint statement is issued by Mr David Carter and Wealden District Council in relation to the planning application for a bungalow for Marine Joe Townsend.http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/sussex/7881581.stm

A scheme has now been agreed in principle which planning officers consider is supportable.

Mr Carter who is Joe’s grandfather will now submit a new application. Mr Carter said “We have had a fruitful discussion and I am optimistic that the scheme will meet Joe’s needs and will receive a fair hearing. I am grateful to the Council for being open to a new approach”.

Councillor Pam Doodes, Leader of Wealden District Council said “We have been anxious to resolve this difficult issue from the start and are glad that a solution has been identified. However, this case has raised a number of deep concerns over national policy and I shall be writing to the Prime Minister urging him to issue further Government guidance on the provision that local authorities make for servicemen and women disabled in the service of their country”.

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Anybody who signed the petition well done it just goes to show what people can achieve if they work together.

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