SOGB Update


Latest news on the Save Our Green Belt campaign

South Bucks District Council (SBDC) submitted the draft Local Plan (and copies of all consultation responses) to the planning inspectorate on 26th September and 2 planning inspectors have already been appointed. Unfortunately SBDC are only two thirds of the way through trying to load the consultation responses onto their web-site and so the responses cannot yet be viewed by the public. Our view is that SBDC have acted prematurely in submitting the Plan to the Inspectorate and that their regulation statement accompanying it is incomplete, contains errors and is wholly lacking in detail. The haste with which SBDC has submitted the Plan quite frankly smacks of hustle.
However, we must be ready to go to the Local Plan hearings whenever the planning inspectorate schedule them. It is crucial that our planning consultants and QC attend the hearings to put Beaconsfield’s case to the planning inspector on behalf of us all. Unfortunately this will be expensive but necessary as SBDC plough on with this ill-conceived Plan. The money we have raised so far has enabled us to submit detailed specialist evidence for consideration by the planning inspector, but we now need to raise the same amount again.
So, there are a couple of things we would really appreciate your help with.
Firstly, please donate to the campaign at as without sufficient funds we cannot see this through.
Thanks for your support.

The Save Our Green Belt Team
The Beaconsfield Society