THE LOCAL LIB DEM TEAM WANT TO MAKE THE VILLAGES OF BOTTISHAM WARD EVEN BETTER PLACES TO LIVE
Protecting our villages
Our villages need protection from inappropriate developments as a result of the Conservative shambles over the Local Plan.
We need a proper Local Plan urgently so that developers can’t get away with building in unsuitable places, damaging our villages for decades.
Better cycling and public transport
We need to make it possible for people who don’t own a car to live in our villages without feeling trapped.
The lack of public transport is a real problem that the Conservatives have made worse, resulting in even more cars on the road.
More affordable homes
Where are young families to live if the only homes being built in our villages are expensive ‘executive’ homes?
Lib Dem South Cambs is much better than Conservative East Cambs at ensuring more homes are affordable and it is building 70 council houses a year as part of the answer.
“I want our villages to stay great places in which to live”
“I love the sense of community in Bottisham ward,” said Charlotte Cane, “with a huge variety of local groups, from Scouts and Guides to Gilbert & Sullivan and Bowls.”
“If I’m elected, I will protect our villages from unsuitable developments and encourage more affordable housing; fight for better bus services; and reduce speeding traffic.”
Charlotte has lived in Reach for over 20 years with her husband and their two children who attended Swaffham Prior Primary School and Bottisham Village College. Charlotte is active in the local community serving as a Reach Parish Councillor and an honorary Director of the Reach Community Solar Farm Ltd.
Bottisham & the surrounding villages are being ignored
That’s why Swaffham Bulbeck resident John Trapp is standing for the council.
John is hugely frustrated how villages in the south of East Cambs District are subject to a council which seems heavily biased to Ely
and its satellites. “I want this to change.”
John has lived in Swaffham Bulbeck for 32 years and being on the Parish Council he has witnessed the arbitrary planning decisions made in his area. John was a lecturer at the Open University almost from its start and has seen what transformations can be wrought through changing ways of thinking.