For me, the proposed development of 800 homes at Broke Hill must be a major line in the sand.
I have talked often about protection of the Green Belt and there can be no better example of high performing Green Belt than Broke Hill. The Green Belt is designed to prevent urban sprawl, and this land at the border of London and Kent, prevents built up London stretching into rural Kent.
Following my visit to Broke Hill last year, and a recent meeting with the Knockholt Society, and local councillors Gary Williamson and John Grint, I have now written to the Planning Inspectorate setting out my firm views and calling for the appeal (which I understand will start on 10th October) to be rejected.
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to either meet with me, or write to me on this development. The Knockholt Society, as well as the local parish councils and the Halstead Green Belt Future Group, are doing fantastic work supporting local residents and I am looking forward to continuing to work with them to ensure our beautiful countryside remains green.
Development on this site is unacceptable.