Saving the Green belt

Rebecca is passionate about saving the Green belt in Castle Point and preserving the special character of the area.

She supported the abolition of Labour's centrally imposed housing targets and the improved Green Belt protections laid out in the Government's new National Planning Policy Framework. She has spoken out in the House of Commons chamber on a number of occasions about promoting smaller brownfield sites for development to remove the threat of housing development or land banking from the virgin Green belt sites around Castle Point.

Recently she spoke at the Glebelands Planning Enquiry on behalf of residents defending Green Belt land in Thundersly and arranged for a Senior Inspector from the Planning Inspectorate to come to Castle Point and brief councillors on the lasting planning guidance updates relating to Green Belt protection and their emerging New Local Plan for our area.