Posted by Steve Royall in CPRE, Dunsfold, Housing Development
on Dec 14th, 2009
The Surrey Branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has welcomed the decision by the Government to dismiss an appeal against the refusal of planning permission for Dunsfold Park New Town.
The Department for Communities & Local Government has announced that it agrees with the conclusion of the Planning Inspector that Waverley Council was right to reject the scheme for 2,600 new homes at Dunsfold, as the scheme was “environmentally unsustainable” and went against local, regional and national policy.
CPRE Surrey Branch Director Andy Smith said: “We are delighted that...
Posted by Steve Royall in CPRE, Housing Development
on Dec 13th, 2009
CPRE Surrey’s campaign to protect our Green Belt !
The Metropolitan Green Belt, which has protected tens of thousands of acres of countryside in Surrey for the past five decades, is now at risk. Government proposals for new housing development mean that the Green Belt no longer provides a guarantee that green spaces will be safe from development threats.
Ministers want to amend the South East Plan – the region’s planning framework for the next 20 years – to allow for increases in housebuilding in Surrey of 22.7% over and above the figures already agreed. They are demanding that the revised...