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Allow planning for Green Belt development to be determined locally and in the spirit of fairness to all
Petition Background (Preamble):
We want to put fairness at the heart of the planning system where at present it does not exist. All over the country the views of local people are being overruled by the Planning Inspectorate. We believe this to be unfair. Why should some people be given permission to build in the Green Belt when others are not, for example?
Locally, we have seen the recent planning application for the proposed change of use of land adjacent to Newtonside Orchard mobile home park, off Burfield Road, Old Windsor, from an outdoor recreation and leisure site, to a gypsy and traveller caravan site for up to five pitches. Even though local residents are opposed to this application, and even if the Borough Councillors vote against this application, our research shows that if the applicant appeals, it is likely that the Planning Inspectorate will overturn any decision made locally.
We feel, strongly, that it should be up to local people and their elected representatives to decide on what development does or not does not take place in their communities, particularly when this concerns the preservation of the Green Belt.
Please support our campaign, by signing this petition, to put fairness back into the planning system.
The Allow planning for Green Belt development to be determined locally and in the spirit of fairness to all petition to Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government was written by Phil Sage and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: green belt, old windsor, big society, localism, planning, rbwm, 11/00074, newtonside orchard