Is Bucks Council's new Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) actually trying to gag the community?
Why this matters?
Specifically, there is now,
WHY IS THIS BEING PROPOSED? - What is the justification for such radical changes?
As if to rub salt into the wounds, the Council chose not inform Brown Not Green Campaign and other local resident groups about the new Statement of Community Involvement Consultation. Looks like they have already adopted it.
This really is a direct attack on our democracy and Council accountability. They almost got away with it but following clever work by some astute members of the BNG Team, we spotted this and were able to put pressure on the Council to extend the Consultation deadline by a couple of weeks before they could push it under the carpet.
Please, we need you all to respond to this Consultation, urgently, as otherwise it will be very difficult to protect the Greenbelt if this goes through.
Simple instructions including a guideline template below.
How to Comment (by Tuesday 6 April 2021):
BNG’s response to this new SCI can be found here. (This may help you to write your own objection, but a suggested template letter/email is can be found by clicking here: Word or PDF
King George V House,
King George V Road,
Thanks again for your continued support.
See also The Chesham Society's and Beaconsfield Society's pages on this issue.
The BNG Team
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