Council voted 48-1 to refer the Article 4 Direction

A message from Mark Newcombe, Chairman of the Furze Platt Action Group:

The Council voted 48-1 to refer the Article 4 Direction to the next DCP Meeting on the 8th May 2013. Another step towards ensuring that Tesco have to submit a Full Planning Application.

We seem to have the backing of the full Council in our David and Goliath struggle. Cllr Bursnall, the UKIP member from Clewer East, was the only one to oppose the vote. Not surprising, as he is the Property Developer responsible for demolishing the Bricklayers Arms recently!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all their hard work thus far. It was an honour to represent the people of Furze Platt on such an important occasion. The hundred or so supporters in the room, with their campaign badges, certainly made it easier for Nadeem and I to deliver our speeches in front of the Mayor and the assembled Councillors.

We need to move forward now to meet the challenge of the next stage.

Watch this space