Alberto seeks urgent meeting over village Public Open Spaces

Member of Parliament for South Leicestershire, Alberto Costa, has called for an urgent meeting with Harborough District Council in order to discuss constituents concerns relating to Public Open Spaces in Broughton Astley.

At a recent public meeting held in the village, residents from Broughton Astley spoke to the District Council about the recent issues regarding Public Open Spaces following the decision by housing developers to sell these spaces to private owners.

Alberto said, “I entirely understand and appreciate the concern caused by the sale of these Public Open Spaces to my constituents in Broughton Astley. On a couple of occasions the sale of these spaces, most notably that of the land at Pinel Close, has attracted national attention through the actions of these new owners, who have sought to use these space for their own means, against their original planning conditions”.

Alberto added, “While I recognise that planning is a devolved matter and therefore not typically one for an MP’s office, I have felt compelled to seek this meeting on this occasion. These Public Open Spaces have been open and available to the public for almost fifteen years in some cases, it appears to make very little sense for their conditions to be changed now. I know that Harborough District Council are looking at these applications on a case by case basis, but I am confident that they will make the right decision to address the concerns of my constituents”.