|Springfield development on hold|
Tags: Springfield Campaign
|Wednesday, 09 September 2009 15:23|
Sadiq Khan and local residents’ taskforce convince hospital to delay plans
Sadiq Khan MP and local residents have won a promise from Springfield Hospital bosses to consult with local residents before submitting new plans to re-develop the hospital site.
The hospital's original plans were opposed by Sadiq and local residents, as a massive over-development that the local transport system could not be expected to support. This campaign forced Wandsworth Council to reject the hospital's plans.
Sadiq then established a taskforce of local residents and convinced hospital management to work with them to agree a way forward. This has meant that no new plans will be submitted until late 2010.
Local residents are delighted that the hospital has listened to them and scrapped plans to go straight back to the council with similar inappropriate proposals.
Sadiq Khan MP said, "The public meeting I organised in March made clear to the Wandsworth Council that local residents would not accept such a massive development. By getting local residents and hospital management working together, I hope we can ensure that any future plans meet the needs of the local community as well as the hospital. I will continue to work hard so this happens."
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