Camden Residents Ignored as Labour Boasts Co-Design of O2 Development, Conservatives Promise to Fight On
In a recent statement, following yesterdays (30.03.2023) O2 Centre planning meeting, Gio Spinella, the Leader of the Conservative Opposition in Camden, expressed his disappointment over the approval of the controversial O2 development. Despite the concerns raised by residents over the years, including issues of overcrowding and under-provision of local services and amenities, the Labour administration remained extremely friendly towards the development and did not move from its position of support.
Cllr Gio Spinella further added that the Camden Conservatives had long campaigned against the O2 development, given the negative impact it would have on the local community. He went on to say that the Labour administration boasted about co-designing the project, and their support for it remained unwavering despite Landsec's financial difficulties.
Many residents have criticized the approval of the O2 development, which is expected to lead to an increase in congestion and put additional pressure on the already stretched local infrastructure. Despite these concerns, it seems that the Labour administration has remained resolute in their support for the development, leaving many residents feeling ignored and unheard.
The decision to approve the O2 development highlights the ongoing debate around the balance between economic development and the needs of local communities. As our own Marx de Morais stated, "We cannot solve the housing crisis by destroying functioning neighbourhoods."
Camden Conservatives will continue to fight for a better outcome and put residents' voices first.