Parish Council Stonewalls on Village Referendum

 Speldhurst Parish Council has refused to commit itself as to whether the residents of Speldhurst Village will be allowed to have a referendum on the controversial proposals for a social rented housing site on a prime gateway to the village. At a tense meeting of the Full Council last Monday, 6th February the Council reversed the decision of the Local Needs Housing Committee to reject the scheme and re-opened discussions “to clarify any uncertainties”.