Petitions — Supermarket Site

– in the House of Commons at 9:53 pm on 6th April 2005.

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Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Labour, Birmingham, Hodge Hill 9:53 pm, 6th April 2005

For many years now, the residents of Hodge Hill have campaigned against Tesco concreting over local playing fields while the city council takes the money to spend elsewhere in the city. So, following my recent Adjournment debate and questions to Ministers, I am now pleased to present this petition.

The petition states:

The Petition of the residents of Hodge Hill and the surrounding area

Declares their opposition to the proposed development of a Tesco supermarket on the site of the Brockhurst road playing fields.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to strengthen the planning laws relating to the sale of non-school playing fields to enable the development to be stopped.

The Petitioners further request that if the development cannot be stopped, the House of Commons urge the Government to ensure that 100 per cent. of the proceeds of the sale of this development be spent on upgrading facilities for young people in Hodge Hill.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.

To lie upon the Table.