A Labour County Council would introduce 20mph limits on roads through villages and town centres in conjunction with the local community. This will reduce injuries and fatalities.Gloucestershire’s roads are currently in a shocking state and a Labour County Council would ensure that pot holes are repaired right first time. Where there are two or more pot holes together it makes sense to repair them at the same time.
The new Planning Framework introduced by the Tories and Liberal Democrats is a shambles and has introduced a developer ‘free for all’ in the Cotswolds. In Tetbury this has been directly responsible for housing developments being given the green light despite being turned down by our District and Town Council. A new Labour government will reintroduce proper planning safeguards that allow local people to have a say where new development goes in their community.
Cirencester Town Centre
Despite local objections, the council are still planning to pedestrianise the Market Place even though it will cause mayhem for traffic and be bad for local businesses. Is this project really a ‘vanity’ exercise? The high parking charges are also discouraging car drivers from shopping in the town centre. These charges encourage car drivers to park where local residents should have protected parking. Lower charges would see the car parks better used.
Labour opposes the badger cull and a Labour County Council will stop the shooting of badgers on County Council land. It will also encourage the exploration of alternative measures to prevent Bovine TB.