For the UK it will be about Brexit: the triggering of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty at the end of March to enable the UK to leave the European Union, the response of the EU and the subsequent discussions. (Posts on this subject will not be published)
For RMBC it will be about showing the Commissioners and the DCLG they will continue to be more professional and competent and show they are worthy of the trust given to them.
For Anston the New Year presents a few challenges. Will Sajid Javid Communities Secretary overrule opposition to fracking in Anston? Will the Planning Inspector take note of APC’s recommendations-and individual comments- that HGV’s driving to and from the reopened quarry use the A57 and not drive through our villages using them as a ‘rat run’?
The proposed building of 28/30 new homes on the old Plaxton site will generate income and jobs for Anston and that is to be welcomed. What we haven’t got is any proposal to build affordable homes in our area. (‘Affordable’ has not been defined)
2017 can be what you want it to be; A new start and new opportunities.