Monday, 15 October 2012
I will set out what local Green Party policy regarding development is. Greens recognise the need for some housing. We question the figures coming down from government as to the number homes needed to be built and ask Epping Forest District Council to do more thinking on this as we feel the growth in people predicted is too high and unrealistic. Greens also believe currently, as the Local Plan, is constituted development is pushed too heavily into one area, the South especially
Chigwell; and also in Ongar. We also feel that
development should be more evenly spread around the District to make less of a
problem to individual areas. Any such development must be in areas where the
infrastructure e.g. Employment, schools,
health service, water, transport and roads can cope or be made to cope. This in
particular will be more difficult in a built up areas like Chigwell
under current plans. As Greens we would encourage development that is
sustainable, tasteful and with ample green space. Green Belt should be avoided
but some green belt is more concrete than green these days and may therefore be
allowable for development.
Monday, 1 October 2012
Tommorrow we have our first Green Matters discussion:
Tuesday October 2nd
Adrian Ramsay(former Deputy Leader of the Green Party)
7.30pm, Simply Cafe, Queens Road.
£3 entrance fee covers a free cup of tea.