Yesterday I presented the following petition to the House of Commons on behalf of mcdonaldspetition.co.uk. The petition has gone to The Department for Communities and Local Government for their consideration and I expect a response within the next two months.
Petition – Chi Onwurah – 24th March 2015
PETITION FROM THE ORGANISERS OF THE WEBSITE MCDONALDSPETITION.CO.UK
24th March 2015
To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled.
The Humble Petition of the organisers of the website mcdonaldspetition.co.uk
Sheweth that the Petitioners are campaigning to promote and strengthen local democratic oversight of the planning system; further that local people in Newcastle have rejected planning permission for a McDonald’s fast food restaurant opposite a school in Kenton and further that an appeal has been made to the Planning Inspector.
Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your Honourable House will urge the Government to listen to the democratic will of local people in Newcastle and duly reject the appeal to the Planning Inspector for planning permission for a McDonald’s fast food restaurant in Kenton.
And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, &c.