Watford Mayor calls for a cut to government housing targets

Liberal Democrat Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, has written to the Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government demanding the government reconsider how they set targets for local authorities to deliver housing.

Following the recent by-election in Chesham and Amersham that returned a Liberal Democrat MP for the first time in the seat’s history, the government is under pressure to change their planning policies which will take away the power of local councils and communities to decide if new developments are acceptable.

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Mayor announces new Cabinet with focus on making Watford a green and wellbeing town

Liberal Democrat Mayor Peter Taylor has made the following appointments to complete his Cabinet for the year 2021/22:

  • Cllr Aga Dychton – Deputy Mayor and Community Portfolio
  • Cllr Ian Stotesbury – Transport and Sustainability Portfolio
  • Cllr Jennifer Pattinson – Wellbeing Portfolio
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Mayor of Watford makes statement on future of Watford FC Stadium

Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, said: “I know there has been much speculation about the future of Watford FC's stadium and a possible move to Bushey. The rebuilding of Watford General Hospital could free up land to improve Watford FC’s Vicarage Road stadium, helping to keep the club on its current site.


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