Great news! We have won our campaign to prevent the building of 550 houses on Low Lane, Ingleby Barwick and I am absolutely delighted that our long fight has been such a success.
Working with local residents, town and borough councillors I have lead this campaign for over a year; addressing countless committee meetings, spending three days in the planning enquiry, writing numerous letters and collecting petitions.
Stockton South has previously lacked a champion, our MP has never objected to a single application or turned up at any formal meetings.
I promised to fight every step of the way to prevent these houses being built and the difference that has made will be clear to people.
Hopefully we can now use this decision to stop the plans for a further 550 houses in the neighbouring field – a planning enquiry is due to be heard in a few weeks time.
I will write something more formal later, I am rushing off to knock on some more doors.