Petition launched to save green belt (Longwell Green)

Posted on Monday 22nd March 2010 at 8:14 am by SH (Editor)

The Conservatives

Prospective Conservative MP for Kingswood, Chris Skidmore, with local councillors John Calway and Christine Price have launched a petition to stop inappropriate development on Green Belt Land in Longwell Green.

Developers are looking to build hundreds of houses on Green Belt land behind Pearsall Road and Williams Close. This is thanks to the Government’s Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS) which looks to impose an extra 33,000 houses on South Gloucestershire, allowing developers to build on Green Belt land. Local Labour MPs support the RSS.

Chris Skidmore, Prospective Conservative MP for the area, said, “I will be opposing this application with local councillors all the way. This is why we have set up the petition now, and hope many local people will sign. This application has only been allowed to take place due to the Labour Government’s disastrous plans to impose 33,000 houses in South Gloucestershire and build on our Green Belt. Conservatives will abolish these plans and preserve and protect our local Green Belt for future generations and for the use of the community. These fields must be saved.”

John Calway, local councillor for the area and leader of South Gloucestershire council said, “I am supporting Chris’ campaign to save these much loved local fields, which are Green Belt land and must remain green belt. Already Chris has done so much to oppose developments in Mangotsfield and Oldland Common, and I urge all local people to support the campaign and oppose this application.”

Source: Conservative Group on South Gloucestershire Council

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One Response to “Petition launched to save green belt (Longwell Green)”

  1. Anna Adams Says:

    Please, please, please save this beautiful countryside from being developed. I have grown up in this area and know and love these fields very well. It breaks my heart to think they could be gone forever just for a few houses that could be built elsewhere, not on greenbelt land. Save it please!