Meetings of the Management Committee meeting held on 12th June 2018
Ian Lord, their Chair, said,
“We have been concerned, ever since the first draft of the Local Plan appeared last year, about the removal of land from the Green Belt. Government guidance is clear: this should happen only in exceptional circumstances. We have repeatedly asked the Council to explain these, but all the report says is that they will be covered in a separate topic paper. However, the Councillors are being requested to sign off the Plan without any information on this crucial aspect.”
“The report to Council this week mentions some minor changes from last year’s draft Local Plan, but the fact is that, on the Council’s own figures, there is an adequate supply of developable housing land in Rossendale for the next 15 years without any recourse to the Green Belt at all.”
“On present information, the draft Local Plan is unsound. It is therefore alarming that the Councillors, who should be owning the process, are being asked to surrender their responsibilities to the officers. Whilst that might solve their immediate problem of meeting their deadline, they are storing up trouble if the Planning Inspectorate later declare it to be unsound.”
Meetings of the Management Committee meeting held on 10th May 2018
On 9th June Edenfield was blessed with great weather and a bumper turn out at the village fete. ECNF was there and our stand proved popular with residents who were keen to hear our plans for taking control of the local plan.
We were grateful for all the new members as well as donations to the forum that we received on the day.
We’re pleased to say that we have a stall at Edenfield Fete on Saturday 9th June. If any local residents want to meet us, find out who we are or offer your support, please come and say “Hello”.
This is an interesting article from today’s Daily Express. According to the article the amount of undeveloped greenfield land used for housing has soared by 58% in the last four years. The Council for the Protection for Rural England is calling for brownfield land to be used before any greenfield developments are approved.
Meetings of the Management Committee meeting held on 17th April 2018.
Meetings of the Management Committee meeting held on 19th March 2018
Members of the Forum or Edenfield residents who are interested to hear about us are welcome to come along to this member meeting in the community centre on Exchange Street.
The meeting starts at 19:45 on Monday 30th April 2018.