Save Our Green Belt
As featured in the November Bulletin, Havering Council are currently preparing a new a borough wide planning strategy, known as a Local Plan, which takes into account changes made to the Mayor’s London Plan and the National Planning Policy Framework which was published in 2012. As a result, this is the one occasion where developers are allowed to bid to take areas out of the Green Belt.
Currently, there are 56 separate areas in Havering which have been identified by developers, including 11 in Upminster and Cranham. These are as follows:
GB10 Great Sunnings Farm
GB14 Junction of Brookmans Park Drive/A127
GB17 Bottom of Moor Lane behind Moor Lane Church
GB23 Between 194 and 196 Hall Lane
GB29 Chapmans Farm by A127
GB32 Adj. Redcrofts Farm, nr Ockendon Road
GB33 Gaynesborough, Little Gaynes Lane
GB39 Bush Farm, Corbets Tey
GB42 Land nr Brookmans Park Drive
GB50 Park Corner Farm
GB52 Oak Royal Nurseries, 355a Front Lane, Cranham
Full maps at Green Belt Sites and Locations.
The majority of these sites have been identified as ‘residential’. However, the Council’s own officers have clearly stated that Green Belt land is not required to meet Havering’s housing target.
The timetable for this work is lengthy and will involve extensive public consultation on proposals and an examination in public. Public consultation will take place later this year/early 2016. More information can be found on the Council website at havering.gov.uk.
Please be assured that your Upminster and Cranham Residents’ Association councillors are very clear that we will fight to keep our Green Belt intact and preserve our green and open spaces for future generations.
This is an emerging issue and we will keep you updated on developments.
At the appropriate time, please do write in to the Planning Department in Mercury House to register your support to keeping Havering’s precious Green Belt.