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Safeguarding our Green Belt

by lesleybushnell on 22 October, 2018

Introduction Last November, the Liberal Democrats warned residents in our rural areas that Tory-controlled Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) had sent out calls for Green Field sites (including Green Belt) for development. Clearly, this desperate measure to meet their overly-ambitious targets by eroding the Green Belt was going to cause concern. Of course, the Liberal […]

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Houses for local people without using Green Belt land

by lesleybushnell on 31 December, 2017

Homelessness in Mole Valley – one of the wealthiest parts of the country In November 2017, the cross-party report on homelessness from the Public Accounts Committee was released. It stimulated a flurry of publicity on this national crisis as the huge scale of homelessness was revealed. It is scandalous that as of all the contributing […]

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Council could override Capel Neighbourhood Development Plan

by lesleybushnell on 21 December, 2017

  Our Green Belt and Greenfield areas are still under threat by this Conservative-led Council Mole Valley District Council is carrying out a Greenfield Call for Sites between 11 December 2017 and 5 February 2018. This means that landowners and other interested parties are being invited to propose land and sites for development over the next […]

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The latest on the re-opening of Auclaye clay pit

by lesleybushnell on 27 October, 2017

Six years of misery for local residents from dirt and noise If the proposed re-opening of the Auclaye Claypit near Capel village goes ahead, it will inflict six years of misery on local residents with noise pollution, dust and loss of amenities extending over a period of five or six years. Bad enough you might […]

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Save our Green Environment

by lesleybushnell on 25 October, 2017

MOLE VALLEY DISTRICT COUNCIL LIBERAL DEMOCRAT GROUP STATEMENT FROM COUNCILLOR MARGARET COOKSEY, PLANNING SPOKESPERSON ‘The somewhat flawed but very important first consultation process for the new Local Plan has now concluded and the results are being analysed. The consultation, based on the disputed requirement to build nearly 6,000 additional new houses, has, as expected, raised […]

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