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Petition to: Protect the Borough's designated Green Belt and remove inappropriate large scale housing development from the Local Plan Consultation

This petition is now closed, as its deadline has passed.

We the undersigned petition Guildford Borough Council to Protect the Borough's designated Green Belt and remove inappropriate large scale housing development from the Local Plan Consultation. More details

Petition update 2 from the council, 13 December 2013

This e-petition was debated by councillors at a meeting of Guildford Borough Council on 12 December 2013. Following the debate, the Council resolved that its formal response to the e-petition is as follows:

1. The Council welcomes the e-petition and thanks the petitioners for their time in collecting, collating and presenting the e-petition. We note and understand the genuine concern and strength of feeling of residents and communities in respect of the protection of the Green Belt and AONB.

2. The Council would reassure the petitioners that we have not, as yet, made any decisions on our future housing numbers, development strategy or strategic sites.

3. The Council will reappraise, correct as appropriate, and update the evidence base, in the light of comments made in response to the Issues and Options Consultation.

4. It will consider this (and other) petitions alongside all other representations and evidence as part of the new Local Plan process. However, at this early stage in the Local Plan process, it would be premature and prejudicial to a sound Local Plan for the Council to remove from consideration, land which is covered by Green Belt and AONB land use designations.

5. The Council notes paragraph 86 of the NPPF and will carefully consider the treatment of villages in the draft Local Plan, due to be published for further consultation next May. The Council also notes the essential characteristics of the Green Belt as being its openness and permanence, and that Green Belt boundaries should only be altered in exceptional circumstances.

6. The Council will ensure that once the Local Plan has been approved as sound and adopted, it will heed Government policies, which state that inappropriate development is by definition harmful to the Green Belt, and should only be approved in very special circumstances.

John Armstrong
Democratic Services Manager

Guildford Borough Council
Millmead House
Millmead
GUILDFORD
Surrey GU2 4BB

Petition update 1 from the council, 29 November 2013, while petition was still open

I refer to the e-petition that you have signed recently.

This e-petition has received over 1000 e-signatories and therefore exceeds the 500 signature threshold to trigger a debate on the issue at a full Council meeting.

This matter will therefore be debated at the meeting of the Council to be held on Thursday 12 December 2013. The meeting will start at 7.00pm and will be held in the Council Chamber here at Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 4BB. Members of the public are welcome to attend all of our meetings. However, the meeting will also be webcasted live via our website:

www.guildford.gov.uk/webcasting

The agenda for the meeting will be published on Wednesday 4 December 2013. You will be able to view the agenda on our website:

http://www.guildford.gov.uk/councilminutesagendasandreports

At the meeting, councillors will debate the e-petition and will decide how to respond to it. Details of the Council's formal response to the e-petition will be sent to all e-signatories after the meeting.

As the e-petition is going to be debated at full Council on 12 December, we have agreed with the e-petition organiser (Helen Jefferies) that we will close the e-petition on Tuesday 10 December 2013.

If you have any queries about the Council meeting, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Regards

John Armstrong
Democratic Services Manager
Guildford Borough Council
Tel: 01483 444102
Email: john.armstrong@guildford.gov.uk

More details from petition creator

This petition supports the protection of the Borough’s designated Green Belt land and deletion of proposals for inappropriate housing development outlined in the Local Plan Strategy & Sites Issues and Options Documents with specific reference to plans for a ‘New Town’ on the site of the former Wisley airfield

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