2016 Local Greenbelt News

April

Somerset: Campaign to protect Nailsea’s green spaces

Guildford: Green belt in Normandy and Flexford earmarked for 1,100 new homes in revised Guildford Local Plan

Gloucestershire: Plans to build 1,500 homes at Perrybrook near Brockworth approved by the Secretary of State

March

Yeovil: District council explains why it will not support Yeovil Green Belt campaign

Gloucestershire:  Clark approves 1,500 Gloucestershire green belt homes

London:Boris Johnson has failed to take vital decisions, like building on the green belt

UK: What Court of Appeal judgement means for Green Belt

Bromsgrove: MP Sajid Javid slams Redditch Council’s plans to build 2,800 homes in Bromsgrove’s green belt

Norwich: Should Norwich get its own green belt?

UK: Let developers pay to build on green belt, urge architects

Chelmsford: Chelmsford councillors approve plans to build homes on green belt

Leamington Spa: Milverton mobilises against use of green belt land in Local Plan

Chalfont: Campaign launched to ‘save’ Chalfont St Giles from over development

Cheshire: Cheshire East Council backs plan for 36,000 new homes

Sefton: Planning Inspector gives his backing to 11,460 new homes across Sefton

February

Helensburgh: Developer plans to build 100 homes by greenbelt near Helensburgh

Sheffield:Developer withdraws Sheffield affordable homes deal

Cheshire: Developers criticised for sitting on housing permissions while pushing for more 

Knowsley: Knowsley’s Broken Democracy, Part 2: Absolute Power

UK:Legal landscape: Sorry, but we may need to build on the green belt

Midlothian: Greenbelt group to protest against plans:

Ilkley: Greenbelt demonstration against airport link road to take place in Horsforth

Coventry:Coventry Council’s ‘bizzare, undemocratic’ rules see Green Belt petition blocked

Ledbury: Gladden Developments appeal Herefordshire Council’s refusal to allow permission to build on land south of Leadon Way in Ledbury

Marlow: Decision date for controversial greenbelt plan in Little Marlow pushed back

Clydebank: Rethink urged on unpopular homes plan for Duntiglennan Fields

Bristol: Is protecting the green belt harming Weston?

January

Aberdeen: Objections to treatment plant on outskirts of Aberdeen

England: Why councils in the Midlands and Home Counties are planning thousands of homes on green belt sites

London: Unbuckle the Green Belt

York: Railway regeneration boost promises thousands of homes in York

Derby: Developer submits scaled-down Kedleston housing plans

Coventry:Coventry proposes deallocation of 10% of green belt

Knowsley: Knowsley Council Vote to Give Away Greenbelt

Guildford: Protesters And Developers Again Make Their Cases Over Wisley Airfield Development Plans

Solihull: Recycling plant at Meriden Quarry one step closer to reality

Cardiff: Huge expansion of Cardiff approved by planners

Marlow: Fate of town’s greenbelt to be decided at the end of the month

Essex: Billericay’s green belt targeted to build 2,000 homes

Gloucestershire:  new homes on greenbelt ‘inevitable’

Knowsley: Knowsley council U-turn on allowing public questions at key greenbelt vote

UK: A wholesale power grab: how the UK government is handing housing over to private developers

Rochdale: Objections to plans to build house fifteen times larger than the average UK house on Green Belt land

Chester: Chester flood plain should not be developed, say campaignersCoventry:Revealed: Swathes of green belt to be lost under new 25,000 homes plan

Lancaster and Morecambe: Planning minister responds to residents’ plea to protect green belt in Bolton-le-Sands and Hest Bank

Thurrock :Residents submit 300-strong petition in fight against 280 homes on Little Thurrock Marshes