Anna Soubry MP urges Councillors to defend Broxtowe’s Green Belt

The Cabinet of Broxtowe Borough Council voted 4-3 in favour of plans that would see 6,105 houses being built in Broxtowe but with only enough brownfield land for 2-3,000. Labour and Lib Dem Councillors who control Broxtowe voted in favour of the controversial plans with the Conservatives voting against.

“In my letter I have explained that the Government’s planning policy keeps the special protection afforded to Green Belt land. It also urges Councils to allow development on brownfield before other applications.Councillors meet on Wednesday May16th to make a final decision on the “Core Strategy” and it is not too late for them to think again and consult with people throughout the Borough” said Anna.

“At the moment developers are all set to build 450 houses on Green Belt land on Field Farm and 850 houses north of Toton. Meanwhile acres of brownfield land that could be providing thousands of homes are not at the top of the list.”

Please read Anna’s letter on the Green Belt page.