To: Cornwall MP's and parliamentary candidates

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?

Cornwall Council has already given permission for nearly 30,000 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 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.

Cornwall

Reasons for signing

  • This housing will be unaffordable to those who need it, desecrate the rural landscape and cause the collapse of the health, education and social sevices. Before even starting these projects provision for all three need to be extended and only then should the houses be considered.
  • We are desperately overpopulated.
  • My grandmother came from Cornwall and I have many happy memories of visits to relatives and holidays. Tourism is Cornwall's biggest industry and they are good at it. Once our beautiful places are buiilt on they are lost forever.

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