Jealott’s Hill Green Belt Open Meeting
Veteran Green Belt campaigner and Chairman of the London Green Belt Council, Richard Knox-Johnston gave a detailed and passionate presentation about the need to protect Bracknell’s Metropolitan Green Belt to a capacity audience on Friday 24 Jan 2020 who had gathered to hear him and Councillor Chris Turrell, Executive Member for Planning and Transport Bracknell Forest Council (who unfortunately withdrew from the meeting at short notice) speak about the Jealott’s Hill housing development proposal in north Bracknell Forest. Organised by us and held in Warfield – the area to be most affected by the proposed development, the event also attracted residents and councillors from the neighbouring boroughs also likely to be impacted.
The purpose of the meeting was to provide a forum for local residents to consider the impact of the proposed development in relation to the importance of retaining Metropolitan Green Belt land, and ask questions they may not have had the opportunity to do at the Council’s consultation exhibitions.
This is the follow-up report for public dissemination on Richard Knox-Johnston’s presentation.