The latest information on the campaign to save our local green belt (Reproduced from the website of our Hayes MP, John McDonnell)
The private company that owns the land surrounding Hayes Park is looking to develop this site but to do so it needs to ensure that some or all of this land is taken out of the green belt and lose its green belt protection against development.The local Council is currently consulting on its planning policies for the area, (its Local Development Framework), including how to protect the local green belt. It has published its draft Core Strategy document on its website, http://www.hillingdon.gov.uk under “have your say”. It is also available at the local library. Local people are asked for their views on the Core Strategy document. If we are to protect the Hayes Park fields it is important that we ensure the Council maintains the land in the green belt and that it is fully protected from development.
You can help by letting the Council have your views on its Core Strategy document emphasising that the green belt in our area must be fully protected as well as drawing attention to the pressures placed on the local community by the density of housing and commercial development in the area.
You can submit your views to the Council online on http://www.hillingdon.gov.uk under “have your say” or email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to the Council at LDF Team 3N/02, Planning, Environment and Community Services, Civic Centre, High Street, Uxbridge, UB8 1UW or by requesting and completing a response form available by telephoning 01895 250230. Responses have to be back by 25th March 2011.
Having your say
There will be a meeting this Saturday (19th March) starting at 10am at Botwell Church Hall in Hayes regarding the Local Development Framework. It is vitally important that local people get involved in influencing the decisions that affect both ourselves and our community. Whilst I am not a big fan of Mr McDonnell, I applaud his initiative on this issue and would encourage local residents to attend and have their voices heard.
If we all work together, we may yet be able to make a better borough for ourselves and our families.