Greater Manchester Spacial Framework consultation and the Greenbelt Grab
By From information supplied by Peter Vickerman on Jan 23, 2017
|A protest walk, organised by the Save Stockport’s Greenbelt group took place on Saturday, 14th January 2017. Hundreds of Stockport residents joined in, converging on the Town Hall for a spirited rally in defence of our Green Belt.
There is also a link to a Stockport wide facebook page. www.facebook.com/groups/savestockportsgreenbelt
And finally please see there is a UK wide parliamentary petition:
Petition: Give communities back the right to decide where houses are built.
This petition calls for a parliamentary debate on government Housing and Planning policy over building on greenfield land and seeks community right of appeal on planning decisions and the removal of the presumption in favour of sustainable development.
Too many communities are now forced to accept large housing developments seeing the irreversible loss of valuable greenfields without the right of appeal. The failure of government planning policy has resulted in the loss of valued countryside and agricultural land and leaves communities forced to grow too fast without appropriate infrastructure. Major changes to planning legislation are required to protect established communities across the UK and deliver the right housing in the right places.