Monthly Archives: April 2013

Council refuses to endorse Green Belt petition

Green Belt and the potential threats to it in the Council’s draft Core Strategy have been a hot topic this year. People are very concerned that areas of countryside next to Redhill and Reigate could be earmarked for housing development in the next 15 years. 1258 people have signed a petition calling on the Council […]

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Defending the Green Belt: This is not a decision for anyone else but ourselves.

This is the text of Cllr Essex’s speech on the Green Belt petition at the Council meeting on 11 April 2013 This is about the principle of not building on our Green Belt. Green Belt was created to prevent urban sprawl such as around London – but most of our towns were already here, forming […]

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