New petition launched to save Hanham Hills
"GET your hands off our green belt" - that's the message from more than 200 residents who have signed a petition against a housing development which would encroach on the protected Hanham Hills.
So far, only "hypothetical" proposals have been put forward to build 96 homes on Hanham Cricket Club and another105 houses on green belt land further along Abbots Road.
But already there has been much hostility to the idea, with Kingswood MP Chris Skidmore launching a petition against any future plans to build on the area's green belt.
Mr Skidmore recently met representatives from Hanham District Green Belt Conservation Society, which has been instrumental in fighting off many potential developments that would have impinged upon open space in the area.
The Minister for the Constitution, a keen advocate of protecting green belt, listened to their concerns and offered his support by launching a petition on his website.
He told Hanham and Longwell Green Voice: “As the local MP I am determined to defend our green belt from any speculative applications that cause concern and alarm to local residents.
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