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Just had a Green Party election leaflet through door. They are pledged to saving New Laith Hill Wood from development as it 'adjoins' green belt.' So its not in the Green belt then?

Netherton, Honley, and Meltham all are of course well established within the so called 'green belt' as are Lowerhouses and Almondbury (they were built long before the green belt was invented, and the ladders were starting to be pulled up).

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They would have more respect if they came out and just said they just want to protect house prices and buy votes, rather than so called bogus 'green' agenda's.

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Just had a Green Party election leaflet through door. They are pledged to saving New Laith Hill Wood from development as it 'adjoins' green belt.' So its not in the Green belt then?

Netherton, Honley, and Meltham all are of course well established within the so called 'green belt' as are Lowerhouses and Almondbury (they were built long before the green belt was invented, and the ladders were starting to be pulled up).

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They would have more respect if they came out and just said they just want to protect house prices and buy votes, rather than so called bogus 'green' agenda's.

Had my postal voting form today.

BNP's tagline is 'no to unsustainable housing development'

Maybe they could merge with the greens?

Imagine, a coupling of Caroline moonbat Lucas and Nick wingnut Griffin.

Also, 5 of my 10 voting choices are explicitly anti-EU parties. The market seems a little saturated!

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Is this so called green belt, just more intensively farmed grassland? there is no shortage of that the UK - however there is a shortage of natural land that is unspoilt agriculture.

If anything the greens should be protesting against agriculture.

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Just to mention we had a 'greens' leaflet through the door. There was no menion of house building, sustainable house building, affordable housing etc. so it went in the bin.

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Is this so called green belt, just more intensively farmed grassland? there is no shortage of that the UK - however there is a shortage of natural land that is unspoilt agriculture.

If anything the greens should be protesting against agriculture.

The prize goes to you Sir!

All we have are fields of intensively grown grass. Makes ideal boomer dog pooping territory.

In fact it would be a shame to loose the semi-urban woodland under threat, when there are some many unused fields available.

I'm looking into something. The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has managed to acquire a local farm with quite a vast acreage, but all they do is grow grass!

They don't even seem to have enough animals on to eat the grass, and aren't sheep supposed to laying waste to great areas of Scottish countryside?

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the NIMBY's have not got a clue, everything they learned about the countryside was from postman pat!

This is country side, had the pleasure of living near here for a couple of years before moving back to crappy UK.

You know I still meet people who say Cornwall has the best countryside, I just smile politely these days as I know they are ignorant.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connemara

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I don't think the Greens are pro high house prices per se given they've been pushing for a Land Value Tax in parliament and are anti-loose credit, but they do seem to be quite anti-development which does put me off them much as I want continued pressure for an LVT.

I wonder though whether they might be inclined to relax planning for "green" self-builds while tightening it for slave box style developments? In their manifesto they do mention supporting self-build social co-operatives, compulsory purchasing empty homes to bring them back into use and creating 80,000 building jobs dedicated to increasing social housing (they say predominantly through renovation and conversion so I can't help but think these last two policies are linked): www.greenparty.org.uk/assets/files/resources/Manifesto_web_file.pdf

Anyway, totally agree with the points made about agricultural wastelands and the greenbelt, I'd have more respects for the Greens if they'd just come out and said they wanted to protect the wood because it's a wood!

edit: their right-to-rent policy and tax breaks for rental income (for lodgers not BTL) are pretty awful though...

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Anyone know how many houses Caroline Lucas owns? I've found various references to five. Anyone know if this is true or false? Is her husband in property?

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They should permit building on any greenbelt where there's demand until it has been satiated, but required all new building to be painted green.

Then for the drive through casual observer they won't be able to tell the difference.

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If they stipulated low density 1/acre planning areas, there would be plenty of drainage and greenery around properties and they would have a positive impact on the countryside.

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There is a certain irony watching all the commuters coming into town in their cars from the 'green belt' where no one is allowed to build and then parking on what was brown field or residential. A lot of old industrial brown field has been given over to retail parks and supermarkets and car parking.

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If they stipulated low density 1/acre planning areas, there would be plenty of drainage and greenery around properties and they would have a positive impact on the countryside.

Here is the view near me. There are even two 'high rise' almost buried by the shrubbery - they are at the bottom of the Holme Valley. Now this is mainly 'green belt' (in the distance) but there are a still quite a few buildings.

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If they stipulated low density 1/acre planning areas, there would be plenty of drainage and greenery around properties and they would have a positive impact on the countryside.

New homes for farmers families get through, if they tell the council they work in argriculture and have a long term ancestral link to the land. Somehow i doubt it would work with us plebs.

Funny how discrimination based on ancestry is fine when historical landownership comes into it.

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