Stoke-on-Trent’s Conservative and City Independent-run council is putting our treasured green spaces at risk of development.
Berryhill Fields is an historic site in Stoke-on-Trent. It is a thriving inner city green space, rich in nature – with over 150 officially recorded species of resident including birds, newts, and hares. It’s part of the fabric of our city.
Now the site has been earmarked for up to 1,300 houses as stated in the Draft Local Plan, in a move that could destroy its legacy as a green lung for the people of Stoke-on-Trent.
The plans are typical of Conservative and City Independent-run Stoke-on-Trent council: rushed, shortsighted, and unpopular.
We need a sensible plan to build houses in our city – neighbourhoods approved by the community, for the community.
Labour’s plan for homes in Stoke-on-Trent
- We will build a minimum 2000 homes over the next 4-years. These will be council houses, council bungalows, social housing, affordable housing and private sector housing to rent or buy. We will make our council the largest house builder in the city.
- Working with partners, we will provide more sheltered, supported and extra care housing in the city to support our older and vulnerable citizens.
- We will invest around £80m in our Council housing stock to carry out essential maintenance and refurbishment works including new kitchens, bathrooms and roofs.
- We will ensure that all new build houses in the city are energy efficient and we will work with partners to continue to improve existing homes.
- We will prioritise viable brownfield sites for house building to regenerate our towns and protect our green spaces from the Tory plans. We will review the Conservative-City Independent draft local plan that proposes to build massively on the Berryhill Fields to find alternative viable sites.