Taking a few moments to tell people how you feel about the green belt is the best way of protecting it. The key actions you can take are listed below and they are all easy to do.
Sign the Petition
The online version is here . We will be collecting signatures at various events over the next few weeks. The petition will be presented to the South Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridge City council on 25th September.
Tell your friends
Let your friends, family and colleagues know what is happening to the green belt. Let them know about the online petition so that they can sign it.
Make a submission to the council
The city and district councils are running an online consultation process to collect the views of local residents. In the previous round of consultation that ended in February 2013 out of 700 submissions less than 9% supported building on the greenbelt. Making a submission is easy and important to ensure your views are recorded. These submissions will be reviewed by the government inspector and important points carry weight and may need to be addressed by the councils. Technical points carry more weight than emotive ones.
Follow the link below to the council websites and follow the instructions. The closing date for submissions is 5pm 30th September 2013.
Write to your local councillor
Let them have your views on development in the green belt. You can either e-mail them or post them a letter. It is worth including specific points that you feel are important. In Cambridge there seems to be an informal consensus between the parties to support development on the greenbelt. The council has not been particularly responsive to peoples concerns.
Cambridge City Councillors click here
South Cambridgeshire District Council click here
Write to your MP
It only takes a few moments to write a letter or send an e-mail. Loss of green belt is a national issue. Writing will help protect it in Cambridgeshire and elsewhere.
Post: House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
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