Campaigners gather to fight Greenbelt plans

Campaigners will gather outside the Council House on Wednesday 12th October at 9.15 a.m. ahead of a hearing about the Council’s ‘Local Plan.' Backed by Conservative councillors, campaigners want the Planning Inspector to reject proposals which identify Greenbelt land for development.


Conservatives urge Council to do 'the right thing' over fines fiasco

Conservative Councillors are urging the Labour Council to change its 'unfair' policy following the revelation that 13,000 drivers have been handed with fines the Council wasn't entitled to issue. Of those, only 400 drivers have received their money back in Coventry. 

Council confirms Woodlands Academy set for development 

Councillors are demanding answers today after Coventry City Council seemed to confirm that negotiations are taking place to sell land at the Woodlands Academy site. The surprise announcement was made in a memo sent to councillors regarding a review of polling stations.

Parents plea for safety measures on Hockley Lane

Concerned parents and councillors are calling on the council to take action on Hockley Lane before someone gets hurt. Every morning many parents and children walk to school on the road and they’re worried about the speed of approaching cars.

Councillors step up fight to save rail services to London

Conservative councillors have launched a petition to make sure that Coventry continues to be served by three express trains to London every hour. They’ve launched the campaign because a consultation on the future of the West Coast service rail franchise could put this level of service under threat. 

Huge Greenbelt development planned for flooding hotspot

Councillors representing Woodlands ward have raised concerns at the prospect of more new housing on greenbelt land in an area which has repeatedly suffered from heavy flooding. It was recently revealed that plans are afoot to build 200 new homes on Greenbelt land off Broad Lane that straddles the Coventry/ Solihull border.

Councillors welcome record high level of jobs in Coventry

Two local councillors have welcomed figures showing that unemployment has dropped to its lowest national rate since 2005, with 2.5 million more people across the United Kingdom back in work having the security of a regular pay packet than in 2010.