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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

  • Cornwall is a beautiful and relatively unspoiled part of our country and it would be a tragedy if this rugged natural beauty was sold off and ravaged.
  • I support the campaign and in particular I am totally opposed to developers and consultants who exploit 'exception' criteria by creating false need with no evidence to back up assertions and using bullying tactics to gain local support.
  • Homes are needed for locals living in overcrowded conditions, or those who have to live elsewhere because they cannot hope to rent or buy close to the area in which they work. Locally Planners have approved the demolition of a beautiful, fully functional and sound Art Deco house to provide £750,000 building site in an NNR on the Heritage Coast and South West Coast path in Mullion.

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