What started off as a campaign against the development of Green Belt land at Kempton Park is now suddenly something much bigger.
If this revision of the Local Plan goes through unchecked, it will affect all parts of this Borough – permanently and for the worse – and the consequences will spill over into neighbouring Boroughs.
So far all the considerable work involved has been contributed by individuals in their spare time. But there are some things, with the best will in the world, that they simply cannot do.
Unfortunately, it has now come to the point where we will have to seek legal opinion in order to continue this effort. It really says something about the state of local democracy when residents – not for the first time – are forced into this kind of dispute with their own Council. We wish it wasn’t so. But it is, more’s the pity.
Our barrister, one of the best, has most generously offered his time at a fraction of his normal fee. The cost we face is £1800. We have already raised a third of it, so there’s £1200 still to go.
We fully appreciate that there are many calls on your generosity, but anything you can contribute, no matter how small, will be most gratefully received.
LOSRA (the Lower Sunbury Residents Association) have kindly offered to receive and account for donations to this campaign. LOSRA have been around for more than 40 years, and have impeccable credentials with regard to accountability and reliability.
Electronic methods for donations will be set up shortly. In the mean time, if you would like to donate by cheque, please make your cheque out to LOSRA and send it to:
20 Green Street, Sunbury, TW16 6RN
As you would expect, the identity of all donors will be kept confidential.
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Kind regards, and thank you very much in advance for your generosity.
Keep Kempton Green