Brown Not Green supports:
Building Houses on Brown Field Sites
Ensuring Sufficient Infrastructure Development
Working To An Overall Development Plan for Greater Chesham
Brown Not Green does not support:
Building Houses on Green Belt
Brown Not Green Chesham Ltd
A not-for-profit community company
created to protect Green Belt land around Chesham Bucks
Did you miss the Open Meeting held at the Memorial Hall Ley Hill on Wednesday Night, June 5th?
Click here to watch the presentation
South Bucks and Chiltern District Council's new Local Plan includes the removal of 60 hectares of agricultural land from Green Belt to the North East of Chesham and initially for building:
After 7th June 2019 the Plan will then be submitted for scrutiny by an independent Planning Inspector at a public planning examination inquiry.
View UPCOMING EVENTS for the Plan timetable and other key dates. The community MUST engage in this FINAL process.
URGENT - TO FIND OUT HOW TO RESPOND TO THE DRAFT LOCAL PLAN.
Click here: Click here for details.
The Council has now launched the Consultation:
Click here: www.chiltern.gov.uk/planning/localplan
As expected its new Customer-Friendly Consultation Portal is anything but so if you do not wish to or cannot get your head around the cumbersome portal you can fill and submit the online forms (for the Local Plan, CIL & Sustainability Appraisal) or download and post the forms back. These forms are at the bottom of the Council Webpage. rather unhelpfully the Local Plan form is mystically called the "Examination in Public (EIP)" rather than the more obvious "Local Plan" perhaps to throw us off the scent. This is the form you want: Click here
Brown Not Green (BNG) think Brownfield land has not been fully explored for local housing need and that Green Belt land should not be looked at as a first choice for development when other less harmful options exist nearer the town centre and the Underground station.
BNG believe the Council have used flawed methodology for identifying sites to meet local housing need and that Lye Green is an unsustainable location.
BNG support the more sustainable alternatives promoted by Chesham Renaissance CIC Masterplan (another community lead group). This would not only provide more affordable housing but would regenerate the town centre too whilst creating less traffic congestion.
BNG feel the Council's Plan will cause harm to the wider town: