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Letter: Many See Wilful Destruction of the Green Belt Under Our Local Plan

Published on: 14 Nov, 2021
Updated on: 14 Nov, 2021

From: John Perkins

In response to: Where Would We Be With No Local Plan to Protect the Green Belt?

Cllr Paul Spooner tries to paint a picture of the Local Plan as protecting villages and the “vast majority of green belt”. Many see it as wilful destruction of both and do not accept the essentially counterfactual argument that it would be worse otherwise.

Moreover, if what he says is true, the protection was needed from the policies of his own party.

I can only imagine he’s trying to hedge his bets in that last paragraph. A bit like his leader allegedly having a secret escape route from his No 10 apartment.

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Responses to Letter: Many See Wilful Destruction of the Green Belt Under Our Local Plan

  1. Stuart Barnes Reply

    November 15, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    I agree with Mr Perkins. The current so-called Conservative Party, (the title could be considered actionable under the Trades Description Act), both local and national, is so far from genuine Conservatism as to make our greatest ever PM turn in her grave.

    We elected Boris and the MPs described as Conservative for only two reasons; (a) to get Brexit done, and (b) to stop the other lot completing the destruction of our country started under Blair and continued under Brown, Cameron and May.

    If there had been a truly Conservative Party which had a chance of getting a majority (as in the last EU Elections when we were able to give our votes to UKIP and Nigel Farage) we would have voted for it.

    I am afraid that Boris has taken the Conservative Party so far to the left that he must go before the next general election. If not, it is conceivable that the other lot could sneak in again by the back door.

  2. David Roberts Reply

    November 16, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    Mr Barnes appears to be under the misapprehension that Theresa May is dead.

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