Green Belt Housing Plan gets go-ahead from Sefton Planning Committee June 13th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Green Belt Housing Plan gets go-ahead from Sefton Planning Committee The plan to build thousands of houses in local Green Belt took a step closer this week when Sefton Council’s Labour-dominated Planning Committee gave its backing to the Local Plan “Preferred Option Document”. At Wednesday’s meeting held at BootleTown Hall the Planning Committee decided to recommend the controversial Document to the full Council meeting to be held at the end of June. If approved there the proposal will go out to public consultation. All eight Labour members of the Committee voted in favour of the Plan and four Lib Dems and one Conservative voted against Councillor Tony Robertson, Lib Dem spokesman on the Planning Committee and former Leader of Sefton Council, has expressed his concern at the decision to endorse the “Preferred Option Document”. “The Labour Party on Sefton are proposing a Green Belt building bonanza. This will lose hundreds of acres of high grade farmland to development.” “Then the worry is that, in 15 years’ time, the Council will want to come back again. That means yet more ‘best and most versatile’ agricultural land will be lost.” “This plan is simply not ‘green’ enough. The balance between economic development and sustainable environmental planning has not been struck.” Related Comments comments!