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Protect York's Greenbelt

We the undersigned petition the council to amend the draft Local Plan and save a number of traditionally Greenbelt-protected sites from being developed upon. The sites which have been earmarked by the Council for large scale housing development include Holme Hill and various plots of land at Clifton Moor, Osbaldwick, Copmanthorpe, Woodthorpe, Haxby and Monks Cross. We want to see the character of our villages surrounding York protected. We acknowledge the need for more housing in York, but believe the figure of 22,000 homes to be too high and the loss of over 1000 acres of Greenbelt land to be unsustainable. We believe it is absolutely vital that Brownfield sites are used first.

The City of York Council’s ruling Labour group have announced their plans to build 22,000 new homes over the next 15 years. Their plans include building two entirely new villages and a variety of other housing developments, on land which has hitherto been protected as part of the Greenbelt. Once approved by the Cabinet, the Council will be holding an eight week public consultation period and this petition will be submitted to the Council as part of this consultation.

This ePetition ran from 17/04/2013 to 31/12/2013 and has now finished.

887 people signed this ePetition.


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