BLYTHE BRIDGE GREEN BELT PRESERVATION
Website updated: 30th April 2017
NEW 2017 THREAT TO GREENBELT!
350 HOUSES ON LAND WEST OF CAVERSWALL LANE
NOT LONG TO OBJECT TO THIS ONE!
THIS HUGE DEVELOPMENT WILL BE DETRIMENTAL TO CATCHEMS CORNER RESIDENTS AND CAVERSWALL RESIDENTS.
Click here for the official list of all POTENTIAL GYPSY SITES
LATEST DEVELOPMENT MAP SHOWN BELOW - Note the two areas in pink for housing and one yellow Gypsy site.
This map differs greatly from the original plan.
SMDC DISCUSSED OUR FATES ON THE 13TH APRIL 2016 - AGENDA + SUPPORTING DOCS
WANT TO SPREAD THE WORD? DOWNLOAD THE FLYER HERE.
This campaign group is dedicated to the protection of the green belt in the Blythe Bridge, Forsbrook, Dilhorne and surrounding area, as vast areas of it are under threat from the Strategic Housing Land Availability Study (SHLAA), as well as a Gypsy/traveller site -and now a new threat to our rural landscape - huge SOLAR PANEL FARMS, plus the general industrialisation of the countryside with the proliferation of wind turbines.
In addition to the existing Solar Farm near Tean, plans have been submitted for yet another one at Totmonslow: click here
A huge Solar Farm between Forsbrook and Boundary has just been REFUSED (on the grounds of Greenbelt protection!): click here
However plans have been approved for a large Solar Farm at Dilhorne and work started in March 2016. All the above are in GREEN BELT areas, so consider 'no where' safe anymore.
We are a residents group, politically independent of the district and parish council. Our original aim of campaigning against a Gypsy/Traveller site within the Blythe Bridge and Forsbrook village area was expanded to also campaign against large scale housing developments on greenbelt land outside of the existing development boundary, and any other inappropriate developments that degrade our green belt and local environment.
This website will help local residents stay informed, keep in touch and fight any proposals. It has been pointed out that communication from the SMDC or Parish Council has not been to the standard expected, this website will try and fill those gaps.
The content is very much depended on the input from local residents, so please get in touch using the email address below if you are willing to assist, or as soon as you receive any updated factual information.