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Three-minute plan to protect the green belt
THE cabinet councillor responsible for planning, Dave Merrett, says a Local Plan will not be implemented until 2015 (The Press, October 17).
The Government is obviously not going to protect our city’s green belt, and looks likely to decide on local planning applications until we have a plan in operation.
To save Mr Merrett time and effort, and also undesired green belt development, the following Local Plan can be submitted today: York will seek to develop all suitable brownfield sites, and until that avenue has been exhausted, no green belt land will be considered for development.
Three minutes thought instead of three years of procrastination.
Geoff Robb, Hunters Close, Dunnington.