Keep it Green 2014 in Barnsley are currently awaiting Barnsley Council’s response to a long list of questions about their involvement with a developer concerning Green Belt land nearby. They’re advised that a Green Belt Review is in progress, via Ove Arup consultants, to help them prepare for the Local Plan consultation that was due to start in June, now delayed to September, reasons not clear. The cynical view is that the Green Belt Review will be used to de-designate sections of Green Belt, including the part we’re concerned about, so that they don’t have the embarrassment of asking the Secretary of State if they can build on it
Do you or other association members have any information on similar reviews elsewhere? Anything they can use to help prepare would be welcome.