To: The Home Secretary and Cornwall MP's

Save Cornwall's Green Fields

Save Cornwall's Green Fields

We want MP's to lobby DCLG for a change in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), so that there is no development on green fields in Cornwall, unless explicitly supported by a Neighbourhood Plan.

Why is this important?

Recognition as a National Park will give protection that is enforceable. It will confirm that the unique environment, heritage and culture of Cornwall is of value to the entire UK. A National Park can be managed sustainably as it offers protection to both communities and the environment.

Cornwall Council plans to allow 52,500 new homes, most of which are to be built on green fields around existing towns. This will increase traffic, have a big (bad) visual impact and make little or no benefit to locals who need genuinely affordable homes. We need to make much smarter use of existing sites in and around Cornwall's town centres so they can also flourish once again.

Please sign this petition so that we can show how many people care about protecting the natural beauty of Cornwall and the need for a common sense approach to Planning.


Reasons for signing

  • There are hundreds of empty houses and the council are determined to ignore this and build on green fields and farmland. Council officials also believe that building a huge amount of new houses won’t make any difference to established communities!
  • Although I no longer live in Cornwall, as a born and bred Cornishman I still take an interest in what happens in the county. Unfortunately, what I see depresses me, and has done for many years. It seems that the very things which made the county unique are now being built over and defiled in the interests of money. I still visit relatives and friends but the experience has become a bit of a trial nowadays.
  • I signed because Cornwall is virtually and island and an overall beauty spot which depends on its major industry - tourism and holiday makers which means the green fields and coast are major assets that must at all costs be saved.

Updates

2016-02-11 21:33:39 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2015-03-28 20:19:07 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2015-03-27 16:49:15 +0000

500 signatures reached

2015-03-26 15:41:05 +0000

100 signatures reached

2015-03-26 14:22:35 +0000

50 signatures reached

2015-03-26 12:21:33 +0000

25 signatures reached

2015-03-25 21:42:06 +0000

10 signatures reached