Samantha Price meets Caroline Nokes MP to present the Old Brewery site petition – Romsey Advertiser June 2016

Dentist Samantha Price met with our local MP in the summer in her efforts to get the law changed so that brownfield sites like the Old Brewery get developed for essential housing.  Caroline Nokes promised to raise the issue in parliament as soon as possible.   The site, which is opposite Romsey Dental Care, has been empty for over a quarter of a century with many efforts made to persuade the owner to develop it according to the planning permission which was granted but only partly completed.  Samantha said ‘ I know how much the people of Romsey care about the impact of having houses built on green fields when there are brownfield sites like this one lying empty.’ ‘ The only solution I can now see is for our MP to get the law changed so that owners are forced to develop, or sell, the land if development not completed within a predetermined time.’  The petition which Samantha started gained almost 500 signatures.