I wish to make the following statement to the residents of Washington West with regard to the amended planning application being approved
It has taken me many days to consider my response to the planning committee decision. I am disgusted with this decision and I am also livid with the sitting councillors responsible for it. It is the view of residents that they have been let down and I cannot disagree. It is my intention to make my views and the views of residents known to both the Leader and the Cabinet Secretary of Sunderland City Council.
It is beyond belief that the Planning Inspector was of the view that 60 houses were acceptable and despite this the Planning Committee agreed to 75.
If anyone is in doubt as to why I am standing to be your councillor, I hope that this statement expresses my strong feelings on the matter and shows why you should vote for me. I will act in the best interests of those I seek to represent, not ignore the views of the electorate. Those who know me best will attest to my complete belief in accountability.
Whether you live in Albany, Blackfell, Donwell, High Usworth or Springwell Village I will always listen to you and represent your views faithfully.