I don't get to speak to my own Councillor Danny Hackett as often as I
should but it has nevertheless been obvious to me that he has a close working
relationship with Peabody Housing Association whose
big plans for
South Thamesmead won approval last night. He believes in its future unlike
his predecessor, Conservative John Davey now ‘serving’ Crayford who was still
suggesting last night that Thamesmead’s real problem is that it is populated
by thieves and petty crooks - I’ll check the recording to see if he overstepped
the mark for a later blog.
It therefore came as no surprise to me that it was Danny Hackett who spoke up for residents and it was Danny who first moved Peabody’s plans for approval by the Planning Committee.
He has issued the followings statement this morning
BEXLEY LABOUR GROUP WELCOME APPROVAL OF PEABODY PLANNING APPLICATION IN THAMESMEAD
Councillor Danny Hackett, Councillor for Lesnes Abbey Ward and Shadow Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Growth said:
“I was delighted to propose Peabody’s planning application for approval at Planning Committee on Tuesday 25th October and offer my support to both the Southmere Village scheme and wider outline proposals for Coralline Walk, Binsey Walk and Sedgemere Road.
Thamesmead is a unique place with a unique history and heritage which should never be eroded, the plans put forward by Peabody pay homage to Thamesmead’s past and also position it perfectly as a new and thriving part of South London. I look forward to working with the Peabody team alongside local residents over the coming months and years as they bring to fruition more detailed plans for Coralline Walk, Binsey Walk and Sedgemere Road.”