May light on details for green belt’s future in Bolton

The Prime Minister refuses to set out greater protection for our green belt in Bolton.

Theresa May refused to be pulled on imposing a stricter criteria on developers at Prime Minister’s Questions.

Greater Manchester Combined Authority recently completed consultation as Manchester’s 10 councils attempt to set up a ‘robust’ plan for house building over the next 5 years.

As residents seek reassurance over the green belt, Theresa May and the Conservatives remain light on details, Andy Burnham MP, Labour’s Candidate to be the first elected Mayor of the region, has pledged ‘greater protection’ for the green belt as one of his 5 points for a cleaner, greener Greater Manchester.

The Government was accused of ‘watering down’ rules that restrict building on green belt land when it published it’s Housing White Paper earlier in the year.

Critics were quick to point out how Conservative Ministers opted to define a criteria for building on the green belt, over putting in stronger measures that would focus firms on developing brownfield land.

Andy’s 5 point plan

  1. Cleaner, greener regulated buses
  2. Create Clean Air Zones
  3. Stronger protection for our green belt
  4. High-quality cycleways
  5. Regular, public Air Quality Alerts