Friday, December 20, 2013
Christmas NIMBY of the week.
Alice Jefferies, 15, addressed the chamber, arguing it is premature to assume the need for building on the green belt when no home building target has been set. Ã¢Â€ÂœI was born in this borough and have lived in the attractive hamlet of Ockham all my life and IÃ¢Â€Â™m speaking to you tonight as a representative of the next generation. The green belt is not yours to give away Ã¢Â€Â“ not now, not ever. Ã¢Â€ÂœIt seems to me this very attractive countryside, which many of us call home, is being treated as if itÃ¢Â€Â™s a commodity. ItÃ¢Â€Â™s not. The original purpose of the green belt was to provide a green Ã¢Â€Â˜safety netÃ¢Â€Â™ to prevent Greater London spreading unchecked.