Sibson Aerodrome: Garden Village

9th January 2017

Shailesh Vara MP has welcomed the decision by the Government not to proceed with a Garden Village at Sibson Aerodrome.

Plans for 2500 homes on the site were announced last summer and were met with huge opposition from local residents and organisations.

Mr Vara, together with Cllr Rita Matthews, opposed the scheme. It was felt that the scheme was simply not sustainable and the number of houses would be more than all the surrounding villages put together.

During the campaign to stop the development, Mr Vara was in contact with the Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government and made absolutely clear to him his own opposition to the scheme as well as that of the community.

Following the announcement, Mr Vara said:

“I am very pleased with this result. There has been huge opposition to this proposal from residents, parish councils and local groups and I am delighted that common sense has prevailed. I am also grateful to Cllr Rita Matthews who worked incredibly hard throughout this campaign.”

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