3 May 2015
From Caroline Lucas in Westminster to our MEPs in Brussels, elected Green representatives are respected as some of the hardest working in politics, speaking in more debates and asking more questions than their colleagues in other parties.
That's no different here in Camden, where the work of Highgate councillor Maya da Souza and her successor Sian Berry (left) have led to a significant number of Green ideas being incorporated into the new Camden Local Plan, which will influence planning decisions in the Borough for years to come.
With Camden in the grips of a housing crisis, important steps forward include higher levels of affordable housing in new developments. To reduce levels of fuel poverty, there will be raised standards for energy saving in new buildings, and stronger requirements for existing buildings when they are extended.
Other suggestions from our Green Party councillors incorporated within the Plan include:
Cllr Berry has now called on Camden Council to strengthen the Plan further to support housing, health, the economy, sustainability and transport.
Read our full submission here. Our asks include:
Green Party leader and Holborn & St Pancras parliamentary candidate Natalie Bennett (left, with Sian Berry) said, “Time and again, elected Greens prove themselves to be among the most determined and committed local representatives. The work our Councillors have done here in Camden to influence the Local Plan is astounding, particularly as the first-past-the-post system means they work as lone voices, despite much higher levels of popular support.Electing Greens is a sure fire to deliver a new kind of politics – and that starts with electing a strong group of Green MPs in parliament after the General Election.”