Save Green Sites
The 'Save Green Sites' campaign is delighted to announce that their campaign to stop Gravesham Borough Council considering Green Belt land suitable for development has secured a major victory.
In a statement released by the council they admitted that "preserving green belt is key to plans for the future".
Gravesham council’s leader Cllr John Burden says he is set to recommend a new planning blueprint which will protect the borough’s green belt land from new development for the next 20 years in the light of the recent consultation throughout the borough.
Cllr Burden says the new framework, which has to be endorsed by the Cabinet, has to take account of the community’s views which were emphatically against encroachments into the green belt and certain greenfield sites identified for the purposes of the consultation as potentially “viable” development sites. The council received thousands of replies to its consultation by letter, questionnaire and email.
Mr Farage was a key supporter of the campaign and also wrote an article in the Kent on Sunday outlining the issues and urging people to get in touch with the council.
Mr Farage said that the victory "showed the power of local people when they unite" and said it was a key reason why UKIP believed in binding, local referendums.