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Coventry Green Party promises to revise 'flawed' housebuilding plans in manifesto

Felix Nobes 25th Apr, 2019 Updated: 25th Apr, 2019

THE GREEN Party in Coventry promises to revise housebuilding plans based on ‘flawed numbers’ and boost the city’s natural environment.

The party is fielding 18 candidates in all the city’s wards ahead of the council elections next Thursday (May 2).

The Greens are seeking their first councillor in the city – with 18 of the council’s 54 seats up for grabs this time round.

A spokesperson said the party will continue to lobby for councils and governments to prioritise what is important in the long term, rather than what is profitable in the short term.

It says Coventry is ‘not innocent’ in degrading the environment and must work hard to rectify its wrongs before it’s too late.

The party has pledged to clean the city, reduce air pollution, boost cycling routes and recycling while it would support Coventry’s libraries and its blossoming arts scene.

A spokesperson said: “We will ensure that the air pollution action plan focuses on making it easier to walk, cycle, or take the bus so that you can leave your car at home.

“Tackling air pollution by simply closing roads will just move that pollution to different roads.

“We will also ensure Coventry’s parks are adequately maintained, for the benefit of both people and wildlife.

“We would also improve Coventry’s recycling facilities for difficult to recycle items.

“We want to reinstate funding for youth groups in Coventry. This will ultimately reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.

“And reinstate proper funding for Coventry’s libraries.

“We want to investigate approaches to re-invigorating Coventry’s City Centre, with an aim of increasing the variety of shops and amenities available to local people.

“We would also support the arts, museums, and heritage groups in Coventry, to ensure that we are truly deserving of the title of City of Culture 2021.”

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