Martin Phipps, Green Party Councillor for the City Ward, has highlighted some of the key issues that Kelham Island faces for the future.

Phipps, who is a resident of Kelham Island, said: “Overdevelopment could be a problem. They’re looking to develop a neighbourhood plan now, but it should have been in place 10 years ago. Kelham Island has developed beyond street parking, it’s hard to find a place to park.”

Kelham Island recently won the Best Neighbourhood Award for the UK, which is given out by the Academy of Urbanism.

Once an industrial zone, Kelham Island is now home to hundreds of modern flats, as well as several small businesses.

Phipps went on to say: “If you’re a family, there’s very little green space for kids, but Green Kelham is doing what it can to change that. The opening of Woodside School is vital, it’s so important. The infrastructure needs to be there, we need things like a GP. If you’re in Kelham Island then your GP is going to be in Spital Hill.

Kelham Island got so popular so quickly, and we’ve got to make the most of the space that hasn’t been developed on yet to keep it a place for families.”



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