Bromley Green Party member calls for council to back London environmental plan

Bromley Green Party member calls for council to back London environmental plan

Bromley Green Party member calls for council to back London environmental plan

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A Bromley Green Party member has called for the council to take up a London-wide environmental initiative.

Mary Ion, local candidate for Bromley Town, has requested Bromley Council include planning policies for the ‘All London Green Grid’ in its new local plan.

Bromley Council is one of 15 across the capital that has not signed up for the Greater London Authority scheme, which looks to improve green spaces for residents and wildlife.

Mrs Ion said: “"We have such a wonderful network of green spaces in Bromley, we have to protect and improve them.

“It's important that the council makes space for birds, insects and other species as well as open spaces for residents.

“To get this right while building new homes, the council has to plan it properly. I hope they develop this new policy as soon as possible."

Bromley Council's executive for the environement, Colin Smith, said: “As the local Green Party have been told previously and should therefore be very well aware, we have been supportive of protecting green space and Green Belt for many, many years and residents should be in no doubt that this will continue.

"The ‘All London Green Grid’ (ALGG) is already part of supplementary planning guidance and as such is already a consideration in planning applications. Interested residents will be able to see that the Council has already signalled its support for the so-called London’s Downlands Area Framework of which our Borough is part.

"Whilst there is no specific reference to the ALGG in the adopted or emerging Local Plan for Bromley, our emerging plan does embody the principles being advocated without the unnecessary duplication."

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2:28pm Fri 22 Aug 14

white rabbit9 says...

Policy? The corporations that make 'policy' don't care for anything other than the 'green stuff'= DEBT MONEY!
Policy? The corporations that make 'policy' don't care for anything other than the 'green stuff'= DEBT MONEY! white rabbit9
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5:24pm Fri 22 Aug 14

goldenbroomboy says...

The majority of Greater London's green space is in the Bromley Borough. We keep it green by keeping London out of here as much as possible.
The majority of Greater London's green space is in the Bromley Borough. We keep it green by keeping London out of here as much as possible. goldenbroomboy
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7:21pm Fri 22 Aug 14

white rabbit9 says...

goldenbroomboy wrote:
The majority of Greater London's green space is in the Bromley Borough. We keep it green by keeping London out of here as much as possible.
You know why they wanna keep the green? Adds so much more value to a property. Only interested in making more money from gullible people.
Oh look a tree, ker-ching!

London's divide was down to housing estates with trees and green grass for tenents with good jobs, while on the other side was the same estate with no tree's and grass.
[quote][p][bold]goldenbroomboy[/bold] wrote: The majority of Greater London's green space is in the Bromley Borough. We keep it green by keeping London out of here as much as possible.[/p][/quote]You know why they wanna keep the green? Adds so much more value to a property. Only interested in making more money from gullible people. Oh look a tree, ker-ching! London's divide was down to housing estates with trees and green grass for tenents with good jobs, while on the other side was the same estate with no tree's and grass. white rabbit9
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