Labour Councillors Demand Answers:

Labour Campaigners Andrew Beven for Matchborough & Ipsley , Jim Heaney for Winyates & Cllr Yvonne Smith for Winyates

Well done to our Redditch Labour councillors for challenging these proposals. Labour Cllr Bill Hartnett hit out at the Tory councillors over the number of private meetings which have already been held with developers without consulting local residents.

Contrary to what the Tory councillors have said, there does not appear to have been any meaningful consultation with the residents of Matchborough and Winyates to date, but there have been several informal and un-minuted meetings between Tory councillors and a number of potential contractors.

I can only assume that, in the interests of transparency and openness, full and detailed information will be forthcoming at the earliest opportunity which will provide clarity for the people who will be most affected by the proposed changes.