I welcome the news that Oakland Hotels have withdrawn their planning application for houses on the Bath Grounds in Ashby.
I was an early supporter of the Friends of Ashby Bath Grounds campaign to protect the historic Bath Grounds from development. I joined the people of Ashby in opposing this development and it is great news that the plans have been withdrawn.
The Bath Grounds is a site of great importance to local people and we can all breathe a sigh of relief following the fantastic news that the planning application has been withdrawn. I was delighted to lend my support to the campaign to protect the Bath Grounds.
The Friends of Ashby Bath Grounds have done a great job. We must all work hard now to ensure we protect and improve all of the Bath Grounds for future generations, and I hope the Friends of Ashby Bath Grounds are at the heart of the work to improve the Grounds.
Labour parliamentary candidate for North West Leicestershire
More information on the Friends of Ashby Bath Grounds can be found here.