The Council’s published responses to the Green Belt Consultation in November 2017 and the outcome of a subsequent disappointing meeting between three BNG Directors and the Chief Planning Officer in early December 2017 has affirmed BNG’s view that they now need to retain a specialist Planning Barrister to advise generally and to represent this campaign at the future Local Plan Inquiry anticipated to be held sometime next year. BNG have commenced discussions with Sasha Blackmore of Landmark Chambers, who are very highly-ranked specialists in Planning Law.
Whilst fundraising is going well to fund this professional representation, BNG must ensure they have sufficient funds to cover the Barrister's full involvement and to this end the Chairman of BNG will be speaking at various public and private events in the coming weeks.
If you want to be updated on what is happening please try to attend one of the following events;
Alternatively, please keep an eye on our website for updated info and for details of our new crowdfunding initiative where from Midday on Sunday 28th January 2018 we can accept credit card donations via CrowdJustice.com. Please share this news on your private and social media networks such a Facebook, Twitter etc. The more people that hear about this the better.
The stark reality is that if we do nothing, we will lose these fields forever and Chesham will have an extra 900 homes eating into the already strained infrastructure. The Council Plans need to be challenged legally if we are to change their proposed "direction of travel" regarding this much cherished section of Greenbelt.
Thanks again for your support.
Members of the Brown Not Green Campaign