Mortomley Park still remains in the Labour Council’s ‘call for development land’ even after widespread public outrage.
The first long term housing plan for Sheffield was developed in 2014. Following its publication, the plan was to be further developed which included a specific review of the Green Belt.
But the revised plan has been deferred numerous times, and now will not take place until 2018. Far later than originally promised.
Mortomley Park was one of three Sheffield Parks in the call for land in 2014. The landowner has indicated it is available for development before 2020. Although it was identified as “not suitable” in 2014, it remains as an option for the future under the revised plan. Labour City Councillors’ response? “There are no plans to build on Mortomley Park and there never will be” So why is it still in their plan?
Liberal Democrats have demanded that Mortomley Park is removed from the call for land by Sheffield City Council. We will continue to campaign vigorously against any development of our precious Green Belt and Green Spaces.