18th Dec, 2017

Call to protect Lillington's greenbelt

Leamington Editorial 23rd Apr, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

CAMPAIGNERS are hoping people will put their best foot forward in the fight to protect the greenbelt surrounding Lillington.

Protect Lillington Greenbelt – a group set up on social media site Facebook – is campaigning for the removal of greenbelt land at Red House Farm and Campion Hills from the Local Plan.

To draw attention to the places that would be destroyed by housing if they remain in the plan, the group has organised a 2.5mile walk on Sunday (April 27).

And they are calling on people to join them – whatever the weather – from 3pm at the Newbold Comyn Arms.

Group member Diana Taulbut said: “We feel very strongly about the loss of the open spaces and countryside which makes Leamington a good place to live.

“The Local Plan has failed to justify the release of these greenbelt areas, failed to acknowledge the loss of public amenities or make compensation.

“Instead, it has come up with a specious and unsubstantiated excuse about the ‘regeneration of ‘Lillington.'”

The group say public consultations have not been carried out while there has been no assessment of the impact on the landscape, ecology and wildlife.

The group hope the walk will help demonstrate how the areas provide enjoyable amenities for members of the public.

Visit http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/protect-lillington-greenbelt.html to view the petition.

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