Planning Help Menu

Resources

 
To the left are a list of case studies that show how you can have a say in the decisions your council makes that affect the look of countryside or open spaces around you.  Selected highlights are below.

When the draft Surrey structure plan was being reviewed, the panel of inspectors reviewing the plan recommended the designation of 'areas of great landscape value' (AGLV) be abolished...

 

A proposal was made in 2001 by Hertfordshire County Council to sell off a school playing field of 2 hectares for housing (60 dwellings) to help finance the school expansion programme. The site is in the Metropolitan Green Belt. CPRE Hertfordshire sent an objection letter to the County Schools Committee, and followed this up with a letter to Broxbourne Borough Council as the local planning authority...

In 2003, a major football club with close links to Epping Forest submitted a planning application to build 20 football pitches and one covered pitch, plus a pavilion, on land designated as Green Belt near Theydon Garnon, a rural site that had remained unchanged for generations...

It has been hailed as the end of greenfield development in Crewe and Nantwich by local councillors. The approved borough local plan for development up to 2011 has been able to find sites for 7,600 houses while protecting the countryside...

The Friends of the Lake District (which represents CPRE in Cumbria) has been working with the public services and O2 to ensure that the Airwave Project, a new mobile phone network to support the emergency services, has minimal impact on the Cumbrian landscape...

A five-year battle by CPRE Trafford to save Green Belt land finally paid off afterTrafford Metropolitan Borough Council voted to remove the road-rail Trafford interchange from its unitary development plan...

Learning from failure: local authorities unsuccessful in creating new Green Belt

To date local authorities around Norwich have been unsuccessful in creating a new Green Belt around Norwich, despite the firm support of the County Council in the November 1989 review of the Norfolk Structure Plan...

There had been rumblings for the notion of a Green Belt around Durham back in the 1960s, when the Ministry of Housing and Local Government had asked for proposals. However, the idea of extending the Green Belt, which was essentially around the Newcastle conurbation, arose when RPG 7 in 1993 included a policy for a significant southward extension into Durham as well as an expansion within Tyne & Wear. This was not especially controversial...