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CPRE Bucks response to the Chiltern and South Bucks Local Plan consultation

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12 December 2016

CPRE Buckinghamshire has submitted a response to the Chiltern and South Bucks Local Plan consultation on Green Belt Preferred Options.

CPRE has serious concerns over the potential release of large swaths of Green Belt land which is highly valued by local communities and offers many benefits from providing valuable habitats for wildlife to supporting better air quality.

CPRE acknowledges the pressure local authorities are under to provide housing, however housing need alone does not justify release of Green Belt land. Chiltern and South Bucks district councils must show that they have properly looked into all other options such as development of brownfield sites. There is currently insufficient evidence to show that they have done this.  

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