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Planning and Development (Dorset)

Volume 481: debated on Monday 20 October 2008

My constituents’ reactions to proposals in the south-west regional spatial strategy have formed the largest single issue in my mailbag—

Order. May I remind hon. Members that they must not walk in front of an hon. Member who is addressing the House? It is bad manners. Mr. Djanogly, I must ask you to move.

Those reactions have formed the largest single issue in my mailbag this year. This petition represents the overwhelming views of residents in Corfe Mullen.

The petition states:

The Petition of people from the Mid Dorset and North Poole Constituency,

Declares the Petitioners’ concern that the proposal for the construction of 700 dwellings in Corfe Mullen will lead to the destruction of a beautiful green valley in the green belt, increase traffic on already inadequate roads, put pressures on hospitals and other health services and on schools and endanger the heath lands. The Petitioners further declare that it is not an effective way to tackle the housing needs of local young people.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to respond to the views of local residents, elected councillors for Corfe Mullen and the Parish Council by removing the proposal for the 700 dwellings from the South West Regional Spatial Strategy.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.