Green Belt

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2016
Reference: 
2016/2359
Question By: 
Tony Devenish
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Further to question 2016/1778, if you are presented with a new local development plan from any borough that proposes to de-designate areas of Green Belt or Metropolitan Open Land, will you use your power to oppose it?

Answer

Answer for Green Belt

Answer for Green Belt

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have already made clear my commitment to protecting the Green Belt and Metropolitan Open Land, in line with national policy, and will use my powers to that end to oppose de-designation.

As part of this process, I anticipate that I would make strong representations to the relevant borough on its proposals and if invited to attend the Examination in Public would make these very clear to the independent Inspector so that his/her recommendations were fully informed by relevant policy.