Monday, 10 February 2014

SOBA makes the headlines - again!

MP Jacob Rees-Mogg's support of our cause has also been covered in the local press.

The Bath Chronicle ran a story headlined MP Jacob Rees-Mogg backs South Stoke green belt fight. He said he was on board with our campaign and believed the green belt should guarantee the highest protection to open land.

He added: "My view, and this is one which is long standing, is that the green belt is the best protection that we have in preventing Bath and Bristol merging.

"I support them and am opposed to all green belt development, and that includes at Newton St Loe, Saltford and particularly Whitchurch."

The Western Daily Press took a slightly different tack with Rees-Mogg under fire over housing scheme 'hypocrisy'.

This story highlights anger amongst the residents of Hinton Blewett who are annoyed that Mr Rees-Mogg is backing our campaign and not theirs to stop his mother, Lady Gillian Rees-Mogg, building houses on a meadow in the centre of the historic Somerset village.