Per­haps no one has told PCC that the un­pop­u­lar and un­wanted Re­gional Spa­tial Strat­egy has been put in the re­cy­cling bin

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and a num­bers game rather than build­ing long term and set­tled res­i­den­tial neigh­bour­hoods.

Per­haps no one has told Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil that the un­pop­u­lar and un­wanted Re­gional Spa­tial Strat­egy has been put in the re­cy­cling bin by the new Sec­re­tary of State for Com­mu­ni­ties and Lo­cal Govern­ment, Eric Pick­les?

And whilst we’re on the sub­ject of be­ing in de­nial, rubbishing those coun­cil­lors (one of whom is now the Mayor) who rightly raised the sub­ject of un­con­trolled EU mi­gra­tion to their ar­eas – which was on the lips of al­most ev­ery voter at the Gen­eral Elec­tion and put Peter­bor­ough on the na­tions’ front pages in April – is un­likely to solve the very real prob­lems they iden­ti­fied.

To do that, needs po­lit­i­cal lead­er­ship and de­ter­mi­na­tion to see that our city gets a fair deal.

Our civic lead­ers need to make some waves if Peter­bor­ough is to pros­per and emerge from re­ces­sion as a des­ti­na­tion of choice to live, work and visit.

Let’s hope they’re up to it.

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