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Statement to voters
"Hi, I have lived in Kirby Muxloe near to Forest Ward for most of my life. I started off in the teaching profession, and I worked for the Leicester College teaching graphic design for many years. I now work as a free-lance artist, crafts person and gardener. I also have an allotment in Kirby Muxloe. I have four children and I am currently training to become a foster carer.
I am passionate about preserving the natural environment. I love garden birds, wild birds, wild flowers, trees, hedgerows, hedgehogs, butterflies and bees etc. These are things which are disappearing before our very eyes and we need to put their protection at the very centre of our planning processes. If I get elected to Blaby District Council, I will be scrutinising all planning applications with regard to their effect on the natural environment. I am appalled that Blaby District Council is allow the destruction of a wild flower meadow and well established hedges in the Barry Drive area. I feel strongly that nature never has a voice in the planning process because it can not be measured in monetary terms. I want to give nature that voice.
I will also be looking to ensure all future developments are sustainable in terms of traffic management. Proposed developments down the Hinckley Road will generate a lot of extra traffic which will be going onto a road which is already very congested. This is just going to make life a lot more difficult for anybody who has to use the A47."
This statement was added by Bettina Atkinson, their team, or by a Democracy Club volunteer, based on information published by the candidate elsewhere.
This candidate has previously stood for election in:
- 2019: The Blaby local election, as the Green Party candidate for the Forest
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