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Thursday, 4 March 2021

A No Confidence Motion in the leader of Spelthorne Council is going ahead tonight

Luke Williams reports:

Jan Doefel, the leader of the borough’s Green Party, is hoping to replace the conservative John Boughtflower.

Doefel says that the 53 hectares of Green Belt land due to be released in the local plan is too much.

He also says the housing plan has failed to take into account changes due to COVID-19, such as a drop of commuters into London.

He says the current housing target of 603 per year is “overproviding housing that no one wants”, and he wants to focus on the “local need”.

The motion is being co-signed by the United Spelthorne group, including former leader Ian Harvey.

He says that he has identified character traits in Councillor Doefel that he believes are “crucial for a leader to exhibit”.

We’ve contacted current leader John Boughtflower for comment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:59 pm  

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