Thursday, Dec 12, 2013

15,000 NIMBY's take to the street.

Ilkley Gazette: Menston residents take to street for protest over greenbelt

One rambling boomer [Councillor Jackie Whiteley] said " I think you have your answer if 15,000 people have signed a petition on this subject.".
A leading campaigner against green belt housing development in Wharfedale called on Bradford Council to ‘stop giving the fox[youth] the keys to the hen house’.
Dr Steve Ellams, spoke on behalf of several groups and communities in the Wharfe and Aire valleys. He told the Council to stop the ‘rape of the countryside’ in the Bradford District.
Val Slater (Lab), said: “There just aren’t enough brownfield sites to meet the projected need.”

Posted by khards @ 04:01 PM (1764 views)
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1. timmy t said...

Why can't just one of them be honest and have a banner which says "save our house values"? They probably don't even know where the site is!

Thursday, December 12, 2013 06:29PM Report Comment

2. libertas said...

The government have a simple answer to this. If the Council has not met its 5yr projections for housing provision, Council's cannot protect the Greenbelt, which is effectively abolished in Councils that have not met their 5yr land supply or, that have not carried out a housing needs assessment. I work for a rural planning authority that is bracing for a deluge of applications following the outcome of its own assessment which identified the need for a DOUBLING of the previous housing need projections.

It is based on projected population growth, which is solely being driven by immigration and internal migration.

This is the "market" policy response to uncontrolled immigration policies.

Thursday, December 12, 2013 10:09PM Report Comment

3. Cheekie Charlie said...

Its OK labeling these people nimbys but for me Menston is the start of a day out in the countryside and the dolly houses will be built encroaching Ilkley Moor. I think the developers would love us on this site labelling them nimbys so they can make a quick buck an run.

Friday, December 13, 2013 08:52PM Report Comment

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