Thousands sign West Park petition as council calls for end to public sector pay cap

September 21, 2017
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More than 5,000 people have backed a call for controversial proposals to build on a Sunderland park to be dropped.

The petition is believed to be the biggest ever received by the council.

This is a significant petition and I am told it is the biggest we have ever seen in the council.

Coun Gillian Galbraith

West Park in East Herrington has been included in Sunderland City Council’s Draft Core Strategy and Development Plan as a possible future site for housing.

The authority says 13,824 more homes are needed by 2033, with an average of 768 to be built a year.

St Chad’s ward member Coun Gillian Galbraith handed in two petitions to last night’s full council meeting demanding the proposals be dropped.

Coun Galbraith told the meeting a total of 5,153 people had signed the…


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