Letters: Sue Bruce, August 25, 2015

Public meeting to discuss opposition to Lynnsport/Marsh Lane housing scheme.''Sue Bruce ANL-150102-141142009

Public meeting to discuss opposition to Lynnsport/Marsh Lane housing scheme.''Sue Bruce ANL-150102-141142009

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I recently attended a showing of the film Disruption, which is a documentary about climate change, its causes and the risk it poses to not just this country but the whole world.

It was organised by the KLimate Concern group and Mr Bellingham MP attended the meeting, talked afterwards, and said that there are still many MPs who do not accept that climate change is happening.

The message from the film was very clear, if we don’t change what we are doing the future is bleak and will affect us all.

On the news recently, Lord Deben, the chairman for the UK Committee for Climate Change, asked that councils stop paving over their parks. He said that since 2011 we lost seven per cent of urban green space and if that continues by 2050, we will have lost a quarter of urban green space. He said it is vital that we make changes or by 2050 an extra 4,500 homes will be at risk from increased flooding and if we want to care for our children we have to act now.

This highlights new and additional concerns for the plans by our borough council to build on Lynnsport Leisure Park which is already identified as being an area with a high risk of flooding.

I would like Cllr Daubney and Cllr Beales to explain when households are being encouraged to make changes why they are not leading by example?

Also I would like to ask Mr Bellingham why doesn’t the Government intervene and take action on councils like ours who are intent on putting our health and homes at risk in the name of profit? The Environment Agency and the Lead Local Flood Authority have recently objected to the plans to build at Marsh Lane because of flood risk yet the borough council is determined to bulldoze ahead with this development.

Sue Bruce

Secretary of LARA