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Royal Town Green Belt Petition presented to Parliament

Royal Sutton Coldfield Petition against the Green Belt Development of 6000 Homes to be Tabled in the Houses of Parliament on Monday 12 September, by Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP.

Andrew Mitchell MP has received a significant and massive petition signed by 11,000 people and organised by Suzanne Webb and the team at Project Fields which he will Table in the House of Commons on Monday 12 September 2016 in the name of the Royal Town.

The Petition, signed by 11,000 residents of Royal Sutton Coldfield was presented to Andrew Mitchell at the Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Hall on Thursday night at the Annual General Meeting of the CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England).

The petition will be presented as follows;

“To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled.

The humble petition of citizens of the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield,

That the proposal to build 6000 homes on the Green Belt that surrounds the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield should not proceed while accepting that significant new housing should be built in more appropriate places.
Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your Honourable House considers this proposal and lays it aside.

And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, &c.”

Speaking at the handover Suzanne Webb said,

"The petition we handed to our MP today with over 11,000 signatures, is a sign of the significant opposition Sutton has to the appalling plan to build on the Green Belt. I am very proud of everyone who has worked so hard to stave off the plan for over four years. I cannot thank Andrew enough for his unwavering support and for getting us to the position where we have a holding direction on the plan and tabling our petition in Parliament."

Andrew Mitchell said, “With this Petition the people of Sutton Coldfield in very significant numbers make clear their abhorrence of these proposals by Birmingham’s Labour controlled City Council and pray that Parliament will relieve them of this Labour sanctioned burden.”

Presentation of the Petition on Monday 12th September

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