Ruislip Residents' Association

Green Chain Changes

At their 24 October meeting Hillingdon Council Cabinet voted to begin a consultation process that could see the Manor Farm site and Eastcote House Gardens Pinn Meadows lose their Unitary Development Plan protection as an area that forms a link in a Green Chain and be re-designated as Metropolitan Open Land (MOL).  

MOL is defined as land that contributes to the physical structure of London by being clearly distinguishable from the built up area, and/or includes open air facilities, especially for leisure, recreation, sport, arts and cultural activities and tourism, which serve the whole or significant parts of London.
Council Officers have advised that this would reflect not only Council policy, but also that of the Greater London Authority, and was therefore more likely to impress Inspectors in the event of any rejected Planning Application for development on this area going to appeal.

Published in Parks and open spaces on 09 November 2013.
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