I have lived in Winshill since 2006, having previously resided here between 1972 to 1978. Therefore Winshill is close to my heart. I am a retired chief executive and now chair of South Staffordshire College. I am passionate about education and believe our students today need more support and better opportunities for progression into well paid jobs in the future. This is why I am delighted to hear of the plans for a University Technical College funded by partners and the government to be built in Burton.
I also believe the community of Winshill deserve better than to have a South Derbyshire residential scheme placed alongside them on Newton Road. I will do all I can to oppose this and mitigate any problems that such a development can cause.