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To: Housing Minister

Listen to the Peoples Voice on Planning

Listen to the Peoples Voice on Planning

We, the undersigned, call for an end to unrestrained development; it is undemocratic, unsustainable, unnecessary, and will cause lasting damage to the character of the country.

Why is this important?

We want the Government to amend the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) to:
1. ensure that development is preferred and prioritised on brownfield sites.
2. protect green areas of special value to local areas.
3. allow all permissions to be counted as part of the 5 year supply definition.
4. give greater weight to heritage, ecology, and culture
5. ensure that developments are sustainable and that adequate infrastructure (roads, public transport, schools, health facilities and leisure facilities) are built in time to meet the needs of the first resident as well as the last.
6. give communities the same rights of appeal as developers in planning law.
7. accept that the expectations for the production of Local Plans in the allotted time-scale were unrealistic and allow a further period of grace to those local authorities that are still struggling to achieve this.

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Reasons for signing

  • Developers love being economical with the truth...they will say a site is brownfield when in reality there is a large portion that is greenfield, home to wildlife and of enormous amenity value to residents. No matter if it's an AONB and in the middle of nowhere...they'll still justify building on it. I have a particular case in mind as you can guess.
  • Because brown sites should used before the green belt is encroached on. Once developed it's gone forever!
  • GREEN FIELD SITES ARE THE LUNGS OF THE AREAS AROUND TOWNS AND SHOULD BE MAINTAINED AS SUCH.

Updates

2015-07-20 16:26:27 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2015-05-13 09:16:02 +0100

500 signatures reached

2015-04-08 20:46:26 +0100

100 signatures reached

2015-04-07 16:08:17 +0100

50 signatures reached

2015-04-07 10:49:51 +0100

25 signatures reached

2015-04-06 22:41:17 +0100

10 signatures reached