George Freeman urges Mayor and Town Council to think again

Following last week’s decision by Wymondham Town Council to proceed with the sale of Kings Head Meadow to ASDA, George has called upon the Council to think again and has pledged to work with them to find an alternative solution.

Speaking following this decision, George commented that; “I am very disappointed with the Town Council’s decision to proceed with this sale by voting against Cllr Robert Savage’s motion which would have put the sale on hold. I had hoped and understood that the Council would take the opportunity to delay this decision to give it time to listen to the views of residents and set out why it believes this proposal addresses the needs of the town, which is what the Area Action Plan is seeking to address.” There are several other suitable sites for a new supermarket in Wymondham, and George has been calling for a delay to the plans for KHM until the Council has set out its vision for the town, and these other options can be explored.

“Prior to the Ketts Park public meeting last month, I spoke to Cllr Neil Ward, the Mayor, and leader of the Town Council, to communicate the concerns of the community. I asked Cllr Ward if the decision to sell KHM had already been made, if there was scope for it to be delayed to give the Council time to take on board the views of the community and to demonstrate why the Town Council believe the proposal for KHM would meet the wider needs of the town. I was reassured that the final decision had not yet been made and that the Town Council would set out a process for addressing both the public’s concerns, and the wider issues affecting the town, before it was pursued.”

“I will continue to work with the Town Council in the coming days to see if there isn’t a better solution to this situation, and I am hopeful that an alternative agreement can be brokered.”

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