You can play part in saving open space

May 08 2017

RESIDENTS concerned about protecting land around Hanham are being urged to sign up to a new social media page called Stop Hanham Development.

RESIDENTS concerned about protecting land around Hanham are being urged to sign up to a new social media page called Stop Hanham Development.

The issue of protecting the green belt was raised by a number of candidates in the Metro Mayor election, which was taking place as the Voice went to print.

Representatives of Hanham District Green Belt Conservation Society met the Green Party candidate Darren Hall to show him the site of the proposed developments on the cricket ground and the Hanham Hills.

Mr Hall, who works for the Community Land Trust, also visited the brownfield Kleeneze site in Hanham.

He said: “It’s obvious from where I’m standing that this site is far better suited for the housing needs of the local community, with nearby public transport links, pre-built access and a thriving high street on the doorstep. The sad reality at the moment is that developers do not want to take the hit to profit that demolishing the site would incur, and local authorities are afraid to use their clout to force landowners to use it or lose it.”

Stop Hanham Development can be found at http://bit.ly/2olUCLn