Shabana Mahmood MP has welcomed news from the Council that progress is finally being made on sorting out the derelict site on Eversley Road. The issue was raised with Shabana during one of regular street surgeries and she has been lobbying the council to take action since.
The Council have said that
"I am pleased to inform you that as a result of the efforts of officers from Housing Development, Planning, and Legal Services, we have been able to get the owner of the site in for formal discussions to take the site forward. A meeting took place with the owner and his architect a few weeks ago with Richard L Thomas Principal Development Planning Officer, here at Lancaster Circus.
"The owner made it clear that he intends to develop the site with new housing during the meeting ... the owner and planners are now working together to discuss and agree the planning conditions that need to be discharged to allow the site to progress satisfactorily. We will continue to monitor progress on the site."