You can still help in this campaign to stop development on Green Belt to the North East of Chesham
Many of you submitted a response to the Planning Dept on the Green Belt Consultation in 2016 and the Council’s response was published in Nov 2017 suggesting that the scale of development might be scaled back but curiously that they still wanted to remove the WHOLE site from Green Belt protection to “safeguard” it for future unknown quantum of housing development. Keep coming back here for news.
You can still help by:
- Telling others about the plans and about this website
- If you have not already done so, please sign our Petition
- Write to your District Councillor and/or the Head of Chiltern Council and/or your MP
- Take a look at our Fundraising page
- Share all this information on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. The more people that hear about this the better.
Write to your Local Councillors & Politicians
Sign the Online Petition against development on the Green Belt
The Public Consultation on the Green Belt Preferred Options ended in March 2017. The Council took a long time to consider the thousands of responses they received.
In November 2017, they finally published a Post Preferred Green Belt Options Report which whilst suggesting that 900 homes might not now be inappropriate the Report went on to recommend that nevertheless the whole site should still be removed from Green Belt designation and safeguarded for future housing development either after the end of the Local Plan period in 2036 or at some future 5 year review. BNG contend this is unjustified and that the best way to safeguard this land is to leave it in Green Belt designation! We are urging anyone concerned by this proposal to please write a letter to your District Councillor and/or the Head of Chiltern District Council and/or your MP. We need to keep the pressure up on Councillors
For guidance on writing to your councillors and MP, click here.
This is operating on an established petition portal called Petition24.com. Your details will not be shared with third parties
By itself the Petition will NOT input to planning policy but it should focus politician’s minds. Writing to Local Councillors & Politicians plus signing the petition will help much more than just signing the petition.
Once you have signed the Petition, please share news of it with your family, neighbours & friends. This is important. You can add a link to the petition on your Facebook timeline (there is a link on the Petition web page). Other social media (Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram etc) will also advise your friends locally of the issue.
The online petition will be supplemented by a physical paper petition for anyone you know who might not have internet access. If you want to let us know of anyone wanting to sign this petition by hand, please call 07825 972819, leave your details and we will get back to you.
The Petition is intended to demonstrate the scale & depth of feeling generally towards the Council’s proposals. The results of the Petition will be presented to Chiltern District Councillors and possibly to a Public Local Plan Inquiry next year (if necessary).