Time to clarify the facts about a couple of political rumours in Stanground. It must be election time!
1. I am not aware of any new application for a Magna Park type development on Drysides. This is likely to be just political spin because its election time. I can assure residents that should I become aware of any planning application, I will let you know and seek your opinion.
2. A planning application for the old Golden Lion Public House in South Street, Stanground for a change of use to an Afghan Community Centre has been received by the city council. As the Chair of the Planning & Environmental Protection Committee it would be unwise for me to comment on this particular application as this would suggest I have already made my mind up and disqualify me from hearing the case and from voting should the application be called in by the local ward councillors or be referred to the committee by officers. Although the application is not in our ward Stanground East, the number is 14/02161/FUL and it can be viewed on the council website planning webpage below.