Despite all the fine words and media noise, after analysing the detailed changes to government policy which sets the rules for Local Plans and planning applications, it is clear that the government has not delivered on its promise to protect the Green Belt from excessive housebuilding.
We have already started meeting with MPs to make sure that they understand that the fudge provided will not do the job and that changes are needed. We will keep pressing Three Rivers District Council to stick with its current approach of Low Growth and Green Belt protection whilst we pressure the government to deliver the clarity needed in the government’s planning rules and guidance.
Further detail on this can be found on the New Local Plan page of our website.