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The idea of a green belt was first set out in the 1930’s for a ring of countryside where urbanisation would be resisted for the foreseeable future, maintaining an area where agriculture, forestry and outdoor leisure could prevail.
The fundamental aim of green belt policy is to prevent urban sprawl by keeping land permanently open, and consequently the most important attribute of green belts is their openness. Local authorities have always been encouraged to protect lands around their towns by these means.
We elect our local councillors and normally trust them to abide by such fundamental policies. However, Redditch Borough Council now want abolish the green belt to the north of the town in order to meet housing targets set by the previous government but now abandoned by the present government.
We all want to provide our families with the pleasures of open countryside that is close to our town. We therefore need to fight the proposals being put forward by the council in their building strategy and to get them to listen to sensible views that will prevent Brockhill from becoming a greater housing sprawl.
Anything you can do to support us will be very welcome. Please sign the petition and encourage your friend and family to as well.
More information can be accessed via www.savebrockhillgreenbelt.com
Nottingham City Council plan to develop housing and a Stadium on Rushcliffe green belt land. Media releases suggest plans for 3500 - 4500 houses and a Stadium. These plans were released to local media on 07/09/09 without any prior consultation with local residents.
An independent survey of the area by Tribal Solutions (partly funded by Nottingham City Council) had already identified the area as unsuitable for development. The proposed location is designated green belt and contravenes current planning guidelines (Planning Policy Guidance 2 Green Belt). It is also on a River Trent floodplain so contravenes Flood Planning Policy Statement 25 Development & Flood Risk.
Furthermore the scale of the development cannot be supported by the local infrastructure.
KEEP THE RED - GREEN. SEE THE PICTURE.
There is a beautiful greenbelt that runs through Lang Ranch and in 1992 it was dedicated to all the residence of Thousand Oaks as a restricted use easement with the right to prohibit construction.
For 17 years residence have enjoyed hiking along this naturally set hillside.
Case # 2009-70359 will allow an individual homeowner to build on this land for personal use. There is no upside for the taxpayers to allow this.
If this individual is allowed to do this it will open the floodgates for other homeowners to do the same.
With this petition we are letting the City of Thousand Oaks know that approving this case would be detrimental to public interest and would be a violation of the City of Thousand Oaks's fiduciary obligations.
The housing targets for Gloucestershire over the next 18 years are 56,400 houses as imposed by the Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS) for the South West.
We believe this is excessive and completely unsustainable, the need is unproven and that it will cause greenfield and greenbelt land to be built on unnecessarily. The target relies on economic growth per year of 3.2% (very doubtful in current circumstances), and a high ratio of homes per job of 1.5 (it was 1.39 between 1991 and 2004). The target also relies on attracting many workers from other parts of country and abroad to jobs that do not yet exist and it is doubtful could be created.
We believe a local need should be proven and the focus should be on affordable homes within existing towns and villages. As such we believe the target should be substantially reduced.
The brownland first strategy has been abandoned by the RSS and this will lead to the destruction of greenfield sites because they are cheaper to develop and so are particularly attractive for developers wishing to maximise profit.
The resulting sprawl caused by Urban Extensions will cause loss of wildlife, loss of recreation space, loss of the historic character of towns and villages, increased flooding, increased CO2 emissions and increased traffic.
We believe that if the targets are reduced, a brownland first strategy is maintained and local need is proven before building, then the destruction of greenfield sites and urban sprawl can be avoided.
A planning application has been sent to Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council to apply to build a speedway track on a piece of greenbelt land.
This petition has been set up to oppose the application on the basis this land is not only of great historical significance but also because it is totally unsuitable for use as a speedway venue as it will affect the peace, enjoyment and integrity of this land and surrounding area.
Please see: www.no2oldnallroad.co.uk
A businessman at Pinetops nursery is aiming to turn his greenbelt land into houses.
I want to stop this development & save the greenbelt & tell the NEW FOREST council that greenbelt land should remain as greenbelt land & NOT FOR HOUSES.
Stonehouse Tennants Action Group is actively campaigning to save the Baginton Fields Nature Reserve from housing development.
Due to local support STAG has now constituted as a organisation in its battle against the Coventry City Council proposal to sell off 3.2 acres of the Baginton Field Nature Reserve for housing development.
The Reserve is accessible along the A45 close to Toll Barr End and via the playing fields at the bottom of the Stonehouse Estate) the Reserve is yet another area of greenfield site under threat.
The land which is ‘proposed for development’ was once home to a Ministry of Health Baginton Fields Hostel which housed displaced people from Europe, homeless local people and ex-prisoners of war during and after the Second World War.
The Action Groups want to see the Reserve which is now a Site of Nature Conservation saved from housing development and continue to be home and haven to the local wildlife that has reclaimed the site over the last 50 years. STAG is also interested in the Site being dedicated to the memory of the people who were welcomed and supported during those difficult times and linked to Coventry’s Peace and Reconciliation status. It should also be recognised for what it is, a valuable green space for the leisure activities of local people, not destroyed for housing stock.
Further information can be found on STAG site http://www.savethomaswalk.co.uk/
July 12, 2006
In basildon Essex, land in Dry Street and adjacent to the wild life park of Langdon Hills and One Tree Hill is under threat of development from English Partnerships, a government regeneration agency which was asked to put foward land for housing.
English Partnerships wish to build 1,300 dwellings on the site, plus a school, shops, health facilites, offices, & pub.
The area is undoubtedly very rich in wildlife, and its animals include badgers, foxes, bats, rabbits, hare, stoat, weasels, squirrels, adders, grass snakes, lizards, slow worms, great crested newts and other amphibians. Many wild flower species occur, including some that are associated with long-established meadows, like adder's tongue fern, hay rattle and some orchids. The hedges are rich and varied, and they support much wildlife.
A great variety of bird species has been recorded, including summer and winter migrants - from cuckoos and warblers in summer to fieldfares and waxwings in winter, with rare passage migrants turning up on occasion. Winter flocks of lapwings, migrant thrushes and gulls congregate on one of the middle meadows, where earthworms and soil invertebrates must clearly be very numerous. Sparrowhawks, kestrels, owls and woodpeckers (green and spotted) frequent the site, and the marshy areas attract snipe and other species. There are many butterflies and moths, as well as a rich variety of other insects, some of which are so rare that they are on the Red Data Book list.
The land has been under the threat of development for a number of years. Following an earlier 4000 signature petition from all areas presented to Basildon Council the new Master Plan designated this area as open space to eventually be permanently protected as "Green Belt".
However, apparently there were legal issues that needed to be addressed in the plan and they were not resolved before a specified date. Because of this the previous town plan remained in place, which specified the land to be reserved for housing if required. Central government have now changed planning regulations. These new regulations require us to start the process of gathering evidence to fight this development from the beginning again.
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Result and Thank You (Aug 27, 2006)
The petition with over 550 signatures from GoPetition and around 600 collected via leaflets and face to face, helped us put a stop to Centreparcs development plans by highlighting the non-existing benefits, traffic increase and most of all the fact that this development would have destroyed Green Belt Land and set a dangerous precedent in Bedfordshire for Cowboy developments.
June 5, 2005
Center Parcs, the well known holiday village company has submitted an outline planning application to add a 5th UK village to it's portfolio by turning Green Belt Land/Area of outstanding landscape value/County wildlife site; Warren Wood (located next to A507 between Ampthill and Flitwick)into 750+ cottage site where buildings, roads and car parks take on their own destroy 27 acres of natural woodland.
Different to other Center Parc sites where the holiday villages only occupy parts of big forests (and none built on Green Belt land), this time they would be taking all of this relatively small forest, a county wildlife site and area of outstanding landscape value, not to mention it's recreational value. An area where children, teenagers and adults can enjoy country walks and watch wildlife such as muntjac deer, badgers, foxes and hares to mention a few.
This all would be gone if they get their way.
UPDATE - THIS PETITION WILL CLOSE ON THE 15TH OF AUGUST 2006...
Early July 2006 Mid Bedfordshire Planning Committee Planning Officials rejected an application by Center Parcs to build its fifth holiday village at Warren Wood, near Woburn, in Bedfordshire.
The council had previously received 1,029 signatures and 172 letters objecting to the scheme in comparison with only eight letters in support.
Thank you all for signing the petition ! Wishing you all a great summer, enjoy the weather and Green Belt Land !!