Margot James to oppose building on Saltwells Nature Reserve

Margot James to oppose building on Saltwells Nature Reserve

Margot James, MP for Stourbridge, is to oppose controversial plans to build houses on Saltwells Nature Reserve.

Margot said:

“Over the last few weeks, I have been contacted by hundreds of residents about these plans. Having looked at the proposal in detail, I have now decided to oppose these buildings on Saltwells Nature Reserve.

“This is not a decision I have taken lightly, because I recognise that we need to build more houses whenever and wherever possible. But Saltwells Nature Reserve is a beautiful site that has been enjoyed for generations. These new dwellings and access routes will damage trees and woodland and risk spoiling local wildlife habitats. It is simply not the right place to be building, and the quantity, size and affordability of these houses do not fit with local priorities”.