VALP Proposed Submission
Representation ID: 440
Respondent: Leighton-Linslade Town Council
Leighton-Linslade Town Council supports the proposal to extend the Green Belt to the west of this parish.
Leighton-Linslade Town Council supports the proposal to extend the Green Belt to the west of this parish. There is a strong held view that the land in question is a valuable landscape asset that should be afforded green belt policy status given that:-
i) It does and will continue to provide opportunities for access to the open countryside for the urban population.
ii) It is an attractive landscape that should be preserved and enhanced given its juxtaposition to a resident population in excess of 40,000.
iii) It will provide the opportunity to secure a nature conservation interest.
iv) It will check unrestricted sprawl of large built-up areas. As colleagues are minded, the site has already been subject to hostile planning applications.
V) Its green belt status would help preserve the setting and special character of "Southcott Village".