The Liberal Democrats say the Conservatives have let down local people over new housing.

The party say not enough has been done in terms of creating affordable homes and infrastructure to support new developments.

A spokesman for Lib Dems in Lichfield and Burntwood said the issues would be top of the agenda ahead of the Staffordshire County Council elections on May 4.

“We actively campaign for more affordable housing in Lichfield and Burntwood,” he said. “The local plan says that the affordable housing requirement is 700 homes each year. Yet last year 32 affordable homes built in the Lichfield district.

“That is a shameful Conservative record.”

The Lib Dems have also accused the Tories of failing to ensure the sustainability of local areas where wider housing projects are approved.

The party’s spokesman added: “New developments need new services – schools, GP surgeries and roads. This is where the Conservative-controlled Staffordshire County Council has been letting us down.”

Full list of Staffordshire County Council candidates in Lichfield and Burntwood:

Burntwood North:

  • Martin Dewes – UKIP
  • Carol Ivett – Green Party
  • Heather Tranter – Conservatives
  • Sue Woodward – Labour

Burntwood South:

  • Adam Elsdon – Green Party
  • Helen Fisher – Conservatives
  • John Hitchin – UKIP
  • Steve Norman – Labour
  • John Smith – Lib Dems

Lichfield City North:

  • Philip John – Something New
  • Natasha Pullen – Conservatives
  • Miles Trent – Lib Dems
  • Hilary Wolfenden – Green Party
  • Caroline Wood – Labour

Lichfield City South:

  • Colin Ball – Labour
  • Jamie Christie – Lib Dems
  • Colin Greatorex – Conservatives
  • Simon Partridge – Green Party

Lichfield Rural East:

  • Roger Bennion – Lib Dems
  • Glen Mynott – Labour
  • Robert Pass – Green Party
  • Alan White – Conservatives

Lichfield Rural North:

  • Jeyan Anketell – Lib Dems
  • Michael Broughton – Green Party
  • Janet Eagland – Conservatives
  • David Harvey – Labour

Lichfield Rural South:

  • Alasdair Brooks – Lib Dems
  • Mathew Hayward – Green Party
  • David Smith – Conservatives
  • David Thompson – Labour

Lichfield Rural West:

  • Richard Rathbone – Lib Dems
  • Kate Tilley – Green Party
  • Martyn Tittley – Conservatives
  • Ben Watkins – Labour


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2 replies on “Lib Dems say Tories have let down Lichfield and Burntwood residents over new homes”

  1. The only people to bother to deliver any election leaflets to me, have been the Lib Dems and the Conservatives.

    Very disappointing.

  2. Yeah, but you say you’ll deliver affordable housing, but once you get in power…

    Anyhoo this is a huge issue and one that cannot be solved at local level. You need to stop any Conservative government extending right to buy, otherwise you’re fuelling landlord housing stock.

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