Yorkshire Party Councillor Dave Brook has kept his promise to voters to stand up to for them and has helped to defeat a housing plan for a playground in their village
Four weeks ago Selby District Council advised it was submitting a proposal for a development of 12 houses on Highfield Green, Sherburn-in-Elmet.
“This would have taken up a large part of a green area and playground which serves as a much needed facility for young people,” said Dave.
“As a result I stood with residents and voiced concerns in their behalf, as promised in my election leaflet.
“True to my word, I objected to the development and worked with residents bringing this to the attention of the council and its leader Councillor Leader Mark Crane.
“This resulted in a meeting and a site visit where I was then informed that this current proposal would not go ahead. To the best of my knowledge this is the first time SDC have withdrawn a proposal at such an early stage.
“While there is potential for a second proposal of four or five bungalows for the elderly, this news has demonstrated the impact we can make locally.
“The Yorkshire Party is making a difference.”
Dave told the Selby Times newspaper, which recorded the decision under the headline ‘New homes will not go ahead’: “I would like to thank residents for all their hard work locally, and the wider community of Sherburn for supporting the residents of Highfield Green.”
Yorkshire Party Leader Chris Whitwood attended one of the public meetings organised by Dave and said afterwards: “It was excellent to see Dave bringing together Labour and Conservative councillors to address residents’ concerns. Bringing people across Yorkshire together to improve their communities is at the heart of what the Yorkshire Party stands for and it was very positive to see the beginnings that in action.”