The revised GMSF consultation has now been published and is open for comment
Where does it leave residents who suddenly find themselves living within the newly designated Greenbelt?
“I’m stuck” said a local resident affected by the plan. “I won’t be able to put up a garden shed without planning permission.”
Yes, planning permission on Greenbelt land can by extremely difficult to obtain, if not impossible.
But it should come as no surprise that local Councils and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority [GMCA] seem to think it’s perfectly alright to sweep a broad brush over people’s lives when it suits.
A number of local residents have previously asked for permission to place very small buildings on current Greenbelt only to be knocked back with “it’s Greenbelt, we can’t allow to build on there – it’s illegal.”
Well – all of a sudden, the rules are being changed because apparently those very same local Councils and GMCA have decided.
Is this the right way to treat local resident? And how can they trust their elected representatives?