The threatened destruction of Coney Banks has been averted thanks to the work of Friends of Horsted Valley, local residents and the work of ward Councillor's
The application was dropped after it became clear that the PCT was open to conversations around an alternate site and engagement in the community
Commenting Cllr Tristan Osborne
"It is welcome to see that the PCT have been open to conversations on a more suitable location for the Luton Health & Wellbeing Centre despite the unwelcome comments of Cllr Alan Jarrett who labelled the Friends of Horsted Valley group, amongst others, a bunch of slow-worm enthusiasts"
"I want to thank the Friends of Horsted Valley for standing up for the community and challenging the administration shotgun approach to preserving our heritage. The threat has been met with common sense from the community who want improvements to our NHS but in a location which benefits the entire community"
"We will be working with the NHS to find an appropriate site which respects our heritage and which is more accessible for the community as a whole