George Read, Bramcote Conservation Society writes: I very much enjoy reading what is going on in Broxtowe each Monday morning when I read the Broxtowe e-news edited by Councillor David Watts. It is very informative. However, this Monday 3rd November I was very concerned to read about the situation re Toton and the need to include this in the Core Strategy. On further reading I then read about Mr Watts having ‘spent the last few weeks vetoing proposals by some Labour councillors to permit building all the way alongside the A52 from Bardills to Bramcote.’
While I am greatful for David for Vetoing the proposals, it is of great concern to many and there is a need to find out what is being proposed and which councillors are proposing it. My reason for this is so that they can be reminded in no uncertain terms that they are proposing to develop on Green Belt in an area already very heavily developed, with saturated transport nodes, in an area that is a local land mark, Bluebell Hill, and an area which provides a vital wildlife corridor.
I would also like to remind the councillors promoting this that there is a considerable amount of Brown Field to be developed before the development of irreplaceable Green Belt is brought forward especially after we have just had to lose Field Farm.
The rush to give planning permission on Greenbelt land to developers should be halted until we have used all the Brown Field up and by that, the dwellings have been built. This should hopefully allow us to enjoy the Greenbelt for a considerable time.
These spaces are, after all, our lungs and our areas for relaxation and should not be given up easily.