It is with great disappointment that the reasonable and considered arguments of my fellow councillors, Cllr’s Barrie and Wood, and myself, were not listened today in the Council Chamber of Birmingham City Council. As acknowledged by all those present, and the Lord Mayor himself, my speech- representing the views, interests and a 10,000 strong petition- was met with heckles and fell on deaf ears.
We entered the chamber with a cross-party set of proposals- build on some of the 28,000 identified brownfield sites first, get the infrastructure in first so that residents are spared the misery of inadequate local services.
I left disappointed and crushed with how party politics had won the day.
10: Birmingham development Plan adoption.