Contrary to Cllr Baggott’s incorrect claim the Billericay Action Group have never “tried to fool everyone into believing that they can stop all Green Belt development”.
Contrary to Cllr Baggott’s mistaken accusation the Billericay Action Group are not a party political group. We are an issue based action group, set up and supported by local residents; by people like you. But then you know this already.
Sadly Cllr Baggott’s misleading and inaccurate comments (and he isn’t the first of his colleagues to say this) serve only to reinforce the opinions of many people - voters - have of politicians. “If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it” is a much abused politician’s tactic.
We respectfully suggest Cllr Baggott spends more time working with his colleagues, his constituents and BAG to produce a sensible and sustainable housing proposal that gains the support of local residents - and less time making sensationalist statements that are, in the words of his own leader on Basildon Council, "simply scaremongering".
We all know we need a plan, but it must the the right plan. We now know the plan proposes an unnecessarily high number. What we need is one which balances sensible growth with preserving the green belt and the character of our towns and villages.
"If the politicians will stop telling lies about BAG, we will stop telling the truth about them."
(With apologies to Adlai Stevenson)