#City & Town Planning
Redditch Bourgh Council
United Kingdom

The idea of a green belt was first set out in the 1930’s for a ring of countryside where urbanisation would be resisted for the foreseeable future, maintaining an area where agriculture, forestry and outdoor leisure could prevail.

The fundamental aim of green belt policy is to prevent urban sprawl by keeping land permanently open, and consequently the most important attribute of green belts is their openness. Local authorities have always been encouraged to protect lands around their towns by these means.

We elect our local councillors and normally trust them to abide by such fundamental policies. However, Redditch Borough Council now want abolish the green belt to the north of the town in order to meet housing targets set by the previous government but now abandoned by the present government.

We all want to provide our families with the pleasures of open countryside that is close to our town. We therefore need to fight the proposals being put forward by the council in their building strategy and to get them to listen to sensible views that will prevent Brockhill from becoming a greater housing sprawl.

Anything you can do to support us will be very welcome. Please sign the petition and encourage your friend and family to as well.

More information can be accessed via www.savebrockhillgreenbelt.com

Redditch Borough Council, through its Core Strategy, is intending to seek development on Green Belt lands in the Brockhill area of Redditch.

We the undersigned request Redditch Borough Council to abandon these damaging and inappropriate proposals.

We also request Redditch Borough Council to preserve and protect the green belt in Redditch and exempt it from any further development.