HUGE PLANNING MISTAKE
In 1976 the Greater London Council (GLC) overran massive public opposition to build housing and #WestLonCol lege on land it bought for public open space.
With talk now of demolition, time to restore 6 acres as this WLon area’s hugely needed #publicOpenSpace.
Below, arguments made by CityVoice at the time: All 8 pages of #CityVoice campaigning issue; the (citizens’) #PrivateBill sent to Parliament by campaigners (for which Thatcher, in opposition, voted at 2nd reading). and Hansard of HoC debate on it. Michael Foot put bill in on budget night, when MPs free to go home to constituencies; fate of #StPaulsField depended on how many Lab vs Con were in house that night. Chance lost the Field.
Time to restore it.