MP calls on council to protect green belt in Wirral
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23 Oct 2018
Wirral West MP Margaret Greenwood has called on Wirral
Council to protect the green belt.
Margaret Greenwood is urging her constituents to respond
to Wirral Council’s consultation on its local plan – its statutory land-use
planning document that sets out how the Borough should be developed over the
next 15 years, in line with the requirements of national policy and
legislation. This includes a review of the green belt.
Earlier this year, government calculations showed a
requirement of 12,045 new homes over 15 years in Wirral, which raised concerns
that parts of the green belt would need to be released for development.
However, new figures published last month by the Office
of National Statistics (ONS) suggest this should be reduced to around 7,000.
Margaret Greenwood said:
“I believe it is vitally important to protect the green
belt for the quality of life it brings. The natural world is immensely
important for our wellbeing and to mitigate the impact of climate change.
“It is important too that we build more homes, but these
homes should be on brownfield sites.
“I have been inundated with correspondence from
constituents who are clear that they do not want to see homes built on our
green belt. I share their views.
“I am encouraging everyone who has an opinion on this matter
to submit their views to the Council’s consultation, which closes on Friday 26
Details on how to respond to the consultation can be
found via the following link: