Whitehill-Bordon has been designated an eco-town, where it is proposed to double the size of the existing town of 15,000. There is strong popular opposition to what people see as a con trick to sell off MoD land and build lots of houses. The result will be the opposite of eco: more carbon, more traffic, a job famine, thousands of trees felled, farm and other green land bulldozed and no real eco benefit, just an urbanised country town that fails all the original government criteria and has only been approved because the local Council supports it. But the Council’s pre-determined ideas are being steamrollered through a combination of misleading propaganda, scaremongering, tame consultants, rigged consultation and, now political thuggery, with dissenting local councillors being replaced by local party members from distant wards. The pattern is no doubt being repeated elsewhere in the country.
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Read what Friends of the Earth have to say at:
The Local Government Association says:
“These developments could become the eco-slums of the future”