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UKIP says hands off Green Belt land for leisure



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Whittington Way, Bishops Stortford. Cut outs of children and protest banner against Stortford South development. .Pic: Vikki Lince. (8598613)
Whittington Way, Bishops Stortford. Cut outs of children and protest banner against Stortford South development. .Pic: Vikki Lince. (8598613)

Land procurement is very contentious. All over the UK we have a vast amount of brown field that can be converted to other use such as housing and leisure.

Locally in Stortford there are such plots of land and this need to be made available for such use. A restructure of brown field land is sadly overdue and this would be the best way to establish land procurement.

Taking more Green Belt is not acceptable and must stop or we will find flood plains, wildlife etc disappearing. The infrastructure will be totally destroyed and we must not let this happen in and

around our town.

With the huge growth in housing forced on us locally we see the demand for outdoor leisure and sporting facilities increasing daily and the worry now is that it simply will not work out that we can find the level of support to get the balance right.

A good idea would be to get council around the table with the many local sports and social clubs to establish what can be done to help and support them to accommodate this increase! They are the experienced operators in this industry and if the local council can work with them it could be possible to help generate new ideas and work together to achieve them.

UKIP would be very much in favour of enhanced options for outdoor sports and leisure. We would plan to promote the ideas of working alongside local clubs, looking at local land options and making sure a balance was struck to enable leisure/sport facilities to become more available at this crucial time of growth and financial uncertainty in our town.



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