Alun Jones on Tillingdown and Timber Hill Parks
As with all of these things, the devil is in the detail.
I wholeheartedly support what Michael proposed regarding Tillingdown and spoke in support (I am not a member of this committee so am unable to vote). I later thanked him on behalf of the Valley for the proposal, and I would like to publicly thank the other councillors of all persuasion on their support.
Chris Botten on Hambledon Park Open Space
It is great news that the Hambledon Park Open Space, together with two other sites in the Valley, will not be offered as available land by TDC.
However, I proposed that tonight's paper was withdrawn because the council did not do a proper site assessment. Its approach left, I argued, the sites vulnerable because the process is flawed. The committee refused to accept that the paper was flawed so that short term success on three sites could be secured. Fair enough. But a battle has been won at the expense of important territory.