'New M1 junction vital to make Stanton Ironworks 2,000-homes development successful'
A 2,000-homes development at the empty Stanton Ironworks site is planned and Conservative MP Maggie Throup has given the proposal her backing. But the Erewash MP believes changes must be made to the M1 to accommodate extra traffic.
People often ask me how and why I got involved in politics; the answer is easy – it was to protect the greenbelt from inappropriate development.
Getting the right balance between economic, environmental and social factors is always difficult and, in this instance, the balance was decided in favour of environmental and social issues, with the greenbelt being saved... read more
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