Chiltern District Council’s outrageous decision to remove land at Lye Green from a list of Assets of Community Value appears self-serving and motivated to retain the land at Lye Green as a housing development site within its draft Local Plan which is currently awaiting independent examination.
The Council’s Review Decision on Lye Green was clearly not independent and it can hardly be in the community’s best interest. It follows a growing list of questionable decisions and shortcomings relating to the Council’s preparation of its draft Local Plan where many Councillors have either raised serious concerns or chosen to remain silent yet they have still voted to adopt this Plan anyway!
Is all this an indication that it is now time for change? Why are our elected Councillors tacitly condoning such behaviour?
BNG have concluded that when the community has to elect Councillors for the new Unitary Authority for Bucks in May 2020, that we need to elect Councillors who are either INDEPENDENT of party politics or prepared to stand up for the community and openly question the “party line” of voting to approve a Local Plan that;
a) Do not support this draft Local Plan
b) Do not support the policy of building on the Green Belt
c) If elected will seek to reverse any policy the Unitary Authority inherits to build on Greenbelt first without first exhausting Brownfield options
d) Will actively work to explore all the other options that BNG and others have highlighted to build more affordable homes at more sustainable locations.
With over 1,800 registered BNG Supporters any candidate flying the BNG Flag will receive a huge boost to their vote tally.
If any such candidates wish to discuss this or are seeking independent election and want support from BNG, please contact us at https://www.brownnotgreen.com/contact.html
The BNG Team
The Council have now realised that in correctly issuing Asset of Community status to the fields around Lye Green that they have in fact scuppered their plans to take the land out of the Green Belt. Shamelessly, they revoked the ACV status a few days ago so that they can push forward with their flawed Local Plan. Read all about it by clicking here.
Members of the Brown Not Green Campaign