Protecting Green Spaces from Development
The Council's Planning Policy Team Manager told the June Residents Planning Forum that the reason for the proposed changes to Green Chain designation was to bring this section of the Local Plan Part 2 more in line with Government policy, which was to weaken protection for green spaces. He also maintained that a change in designation from Green Chain to Metropolitan Open Land was viewed as increased protection, although he appeared not to rule out dual designation. A good deal will rest on residents persuading the Council to stick to its declared policy that sites such as Eastcote House, Manor Farm and Pinn Meadows should be given maximum protection from development. Consultation is now scheduled to begin at the end of July.
Published in Parks and open spaces on 03 July 2014.