Villagers have launched a campaign to stop more than 10,000 homes being built on the Bristol green belt in western England, stirring the kind of grass-roots opposition that eco-town proposals (earlier Saint Report) by the Labour Government has generated across the country.
More than 100 people packed Dundry’s village hall to plan their campaign against the proposals. And the Bristol Post reports, they told council planners: “Keep your hands off our green belt.”
Recent articles argue over the use of Britain’s green belt for eco-towns as well as Government plans to add three million new homes by the year 2020:
- Eco-towns Q&A and useful links — ContractJournal.com
- Eco-towns: for and against — The Times
- Eco-towns, a design for life, so why so much opposition — The Times
- 10 things you should know about eco-towns — SprintBio blog
- Build new homes on green belt, says Policy Exchange think tank — The Telegraph
As an issue that will run and run, comments most welcome.