Thursday, December 26, 2013

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Save The Cambridge Greenbelt

The Green Belt around Cambridge and nearby villages (Fulbourn, Histon & Impington, Sawston, Comberton) is under threat. Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council have included building on green belt sites in the draft Local Plan. If the councils’ draft Local Plans go ahead then hundreds of houses will be built in the green belt Once some of the greenbelt is gone it is gone forever and it will be easier and easier to build on what remains. __Time to get the diggers out and demolish the NIMBYs houses___

Posted by khards @ 06:42 PM (3035 views)
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2 thoughts on “The comments are worth a read.

  • mark wadsworth says:

    “Time to get the diggers out and demolish the NIMBYs houses”

    With the NIMBYs still in them or do we wait until they are all at one of their silly meetings?

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  • Vast swathes of Cambridge greenbelt are owned by Cambridge University, so this has been planned for a very long while.
    In places like Cambridge preventing building on greenbelt shouldn’t even be an issue if it is done properly and all the relevant infrastructure is put in place . Most of the green belt in Cambridge is just farmland.

    It is very easy to define a new green belt that could be moved out a mile or so in each direction. Obviously in some directions it would just be farmland and in others there may be villages that would be planned around. But with a bit of decent planning you could stipulate that certain type of the old green belt had only certain types of housing to fit with its environment. Creating more building land and pushing out the greenbelt to a wider radius could have all sorts of benefits. A new green belt with a mixture of mixed forests and wildlife, nature walks, parks etc could be created which is vastly superior to the last greenbelt. Its not rocket science and if this was implemented in 20 years time, most people would say how wonderful it is.

    Guess what you ahev a new green belt. It is not the same argument for pl

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