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Residents unite against Southgate town hall development

Residents in Palmerston Road protested with David Burrowes MP on Monday saying that the proposed development was not in keeping with the area.


Local resident, Jennifer Yennaris said, "When the old town hall was sold off, we knew the site would probably be used for housing, but the design proposed is simply not appropriate for this area. We know there is a need for more housing, but we must ensure that new developments suit the area. We are still upset that the town hall is not going to be a school. We are opposed to a 3/4 storey new building. It will be a detriment to the views the area has had for over a century."


Local MP, David Burrowes said, "The Council sold off the old town hall for a low price. Residents are now faced with having to pay a high price in having a building on their doorstep that not only completely disregards the town hall's architecture, but also ignores the local environment in the area. 

"Residents need to know that the council is looking after their area properly. I have written to the Council’s planning department to voice my objections to this development. It was a foolish decision to sell off the town hall instead of using it for a school and it would be equally foolish to approve this plan.

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