NO TO NEW COUNCIL OFFICES
We, the undersigned and residents of Warwick District, demand that Warwick District Council HALTS its plan to build itself new offices for the following reasons:
- We do NOT accept that in the supposed era of austerity that a new office is necessary and believe that the Council is being profligate with scarce financial resources;
- That it plans to sell its office site and use the land for the EXCLUSIVE development of private housing and not council or social housing on the Riverside House site, contrary to its own and Government planning policy, and in so doing setting the wrong precedent for private developers;
- That whilst we accept that there is need for redeveloping the Covent Garden Car Park, under this scheme spaces will be forfeited for Council use and impact on the viability of Leamington Town Centre businesses
- Because the Council is NOT presenting alternative options to the public and presenting this as a ‘done deal’. We, the public, expect better.