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
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:
This is despite the land being listed as an Asset of Community Value.
The Consultation period finished on August 23rd after which 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.
Click here for BACKGROUND and HISTORY of the Brown Not Green (BNG) Campaign including video and audio clips
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 ask how land can be listed as an Asset of Community Value on one hand but have its Greenbelt status taken away on the other hand.
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: