Chris Lofts

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Moat Lane Development Soaks up £83,000

by Chris Lofts on 24 June, 2012

The controversial Moat Lane development in Towcester has overspent by a massive £83,000 even before a sod has been cut, according to figures released by South Northants Council. ‘Towcester welcomes this overall development but poor financial management by the ruling Tories is costing the community thousands.’ commented Lib Dem Councillor Martin Johns. End of year […]

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Towcester Moat Lane Developer Appointed

by Chris Lofts on 12 April, 2012

‘I read with interest the leading articles in last week’s paper about South Northants Council’s announcement of the developer partner in Moat Lane, Towcester. The first reason I found it interesting is that, despite being a democratically elected representative for Towcester, the first I knew of the announcement was in the local media. Since being […]

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As part of flood defence works to protect Banbury the busy A361 between Banbury and Daventry has been closed for several months. A schoolboy error by Tory controlled Northamptonshire County Council has made matters worse as the road should have re-opened in July but will now be out of use until October. ‘The reason theA361 […]

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Lib Dems Cautious Welcome for Towcester Blueprint

by Chris Lofts on 2 June, 2011

Copies of the adopted Masterplan for Towcester are now available for the public. This key planning document looks at challenges facing the town, highlights opportunities and sets out a vision for Towcester’s future development. Commenting Councillor Martin Johns said, “This is an important publication that deals with issues from the town’s economy, to transport, housing, […]

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Lib Dems Denied Seat on Planning

by Chris Lofts on 29 May, 2011

Towcester’s newly elected Liberal Democrat councillors have been denied a place on the important South Northants Council Development Control Committee. In a surprise move Tory controlled SNC have refused to allocate the Lib Dems a seat on the planning committee, despite planning being at the top of Towcester’s agenda. Commenting Councillor Martin Johns said, “Planning […]

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