SAVE BURY'S GREEN BELT
SAVE BURY'S GREEN BELT

Reference Material

Meeting with the Housing Minister

Cross party delegation to Westminster to question the GMSF figures with Housing Minister
Please find attached the minutes and conclusion prepared by the Bury Folk Chairman Chris Russell who attended the meeting as an independent witness.
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Friends of Bury Folk Public Meeting

Below some important points from our meeting on the 23rd Jan 2019.

 

MP Ivan Lewis: Are RS and JD prepared to challenge the government’s figures?  Why are we not using the 2016 figures so that we don’t have to use greenbelt land to accommodate the figures? 

 

Cllr. James Daly: Let’s challenge the figures and say we’re not accepting this; this is not acceptable for the people in Bury.  Let’s pull together a plan to tell the government we’re putting together a plan based on 2016 figures so that we don’t have to build on greenbelt. 

 

Cllr. Rishi Shori: I’m meeting with the Housing Minister on 12th February to discuss these figures.  Quote: “We would prefer to use the 2016 figures because that would mean no loss of greenbelt in GM”.  “Absolutely we will challenge these figures”.

 

FOBF Chair Chris Russell:  recalled a previous meeting where it was said that the figures would be challenged.  “But I believe that you’re telling us now that you’re going to pull together collectively, this is your chance.

Minutes from the Landmark meeting of the 23rd Jan 2019 @ Bury Town Hall
FOBF_Meeting_23rdJan2019_Minutes.pdf
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We are compiling a wealth of information from expert organisations and individuals, historical planning and government decisions, material in news articles and lots lots more.   We are trying to get all this loaded up here for you to read and use in your objections, or to help with lobbying individuals and organisations that can make a difference. Thanks to everyone who is contributing material!

 

Apologies if it could be better organised on these pages, but hopefully each item is clearly titled.

 

If you have the time or inclination to contact different organisations, here are a few suggestions of who you could try.  Dont worry that someone else might have asked the same questions - its the people who shout the most and shout the loudest who get noticed, so lets get shouting!

 

The links to the websites/contact details for some of these are on the Links page

 

 

Your local councillors and MP

 

Local and national press

Local and national radio stations

 

CPRE - campaign for the protection of rural england

 

Natural England - the government agency who enforce SSSI's and SBI's - they have the power to override local planning decisions

 

Wildlife and Environmental organisations who are campaigning to protect or may have survey or expert information to help

 

 

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