Croydon Green Belt

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-05-25
Session date: 
May 25, 2016
Reference: 
2016/1740
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Given your election pledges on the Green Belt, will you oppose Croydon Council's plans to remove Green Belt and Metropolitan Open Land protections from areas such as Shirley, Croham Hurst and Purley Downs?

Answer

Answer for Croydon Green Belt

Answer for Croydon Green Belt

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My manifesto made clear that I will protect the Green Belt and open spaces including Metropolitan Open Land. This position and the protection already provided by national policy will be the basis for any review of the London Plan and subsequent comments on new local plan proposals.

The setting of Green Belt boundaries is a matter for local authorities (as set out in para 83 of the NPPF). In the specific circumstances of Croydon, I understand that consultation on the borough's proposals ended in December.