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It is worth noting that English Heritage suggest that they were not properly consulted – this is why they submitted a late objection. It should have been up to the Peterborough Local Planning Authority to prove that they are independent by approaching statutory consultees like English Heritage and Natural England correctly.
We must state that we have approached Cllr. Cereste and his executive on numerous occasions about possible alternative plans which would use brownfield sites or other types of renewable schemes. He has never taken us up on the offer – despite publicly saying he would do so. However, it is NOT our job to find alternative schemes, why doesn’t he have a plan B which could safeguard Peterborough’s finances and our unique landscape? Other councils manage to do this – why can’t ours?
Cllr. Cereste has publicly said opponents to this scheme threaten front-line services in Peterborough.
This is not true – as his own actions prove.
It is his council which shuts children’s playgroups and care-homes.
It is his council which wastes millions on ill-thought out schemes.
It is his council which wants to industrialise profitable farmland.
It is his council which will not listen to the people who vote for them.
It is his council which does not have a Plan B.
Time for Cllr. Cereste to start thinking about what Peterborough actually needs.