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Petitions

Volume 596: debated on Monday 8 June 2015

Petitions

Monday 8 June 2015

OBSERVATIONS

Health

Parking outside Fairmore Medical Practice in Nelson

The Petition of residents of Nelson,

Declares that the Petitioners believe patients of Fairmore Medical Practice of 211-213 Leeds Road, Nelson are having difficulty finding suitable parking places near the practice, and that the Petitioners believe there is a vacant site on Leeds Road, Nelson near the practice that could be used as a car park facility.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to support the Fairmore Medical Practice Patient Participation Group in securing additional parking spaces and to encourage NHS England to reconsider their funding request to support extending car parking facilities at Leeds Road.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Andrew Stephenson, Official Report, 25 March 2015; Vol. 594, c. 1543.]

[P001485]

Observations from the Secretary of State for Health:

This is a matter for local determination. It is for NHS England locally to decide whether funding additional parking spaces near Fairmore Medical Practice is an appropriate use of public money.

Scotland

Development on greenbelt land in Edinburgh

The Petition of residents of the UK,

Declares that the Local Development Plan 2015–2020 has proposed a number of sites on the south side of Edinburgh for development; further that local residents want the sites at Broomhills, Old Station Road, Burdiehouse, The Drum, Ellen’s Glen and Moredun to be exempt from the new plan; further that local residents, community groups and the local community councils are concerned by the likely impact on local amenities if these plans are approved; further that the Petitioners call for the plan to be scrapped and a proper process to be put in place to determine the future development of the city which works in conjunction with local communities and not against them; and further that a local petition on this matter was signed by 130 individuals.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Secretary of State for Scotland to encourage the Scottish Government to remove the sites on the south side of Edinburgh (Broomhills, Old Station Road, Burdiehouse, The Drum, Ellen’s Glen and Moredun) from the Local Development Plan’s proposals for development and to put a process in place to determine future development of Edinburgh which works in conjunction with local communities.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Ian Murray, Official Report, 25 March 2015; Vol. 594, c 1545.]

[P001488]

Observations from the Secretary of State for Scotland, received 5 June 2015:

The decision-making process for planning applications in Scotland are devolved and are properly for the relevant local authorities, the Scottish Government and their agencies.

Housing development on Midmar Paddock, Edinburgh

The Petition of residents of the UK,

Declares that Midmar Paddock in Edinburgh is used by hundreds of people every week for open air exercise with children and dogs; further that it is green belt land, a special landscape area, designated open space and a local nature conservation site; further that it is under imminent threat of housing development and a planning application is expected shortly; and further that a local Petition on this matter was signed by 330 individuals.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Secretary of State for Scotland to encourage the Scottish Government to intervene to stop housing development on Midmar Paddock.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Ian Murray, Official Report, 25 March 2015; Vol.594, c.1544.]

[P001487]

Observations from the Secretary of State for Scotland, received 5 June 2015:

The decision-making process for planning applications in Scotland are devolved and are properly for the relevant local authorities, the Scottish Government and their agencies.