Gravesham residents make their point on Day of Action
Residents from Istead Rise and Meopham took part in Sunday’s Kent Day of Action to protest against building in the Green Belt.
They met in the fields either side of Norwood Lane in Meopham, which are under threat of development, to send a clear message that they will do their best to defend the Green Belt in next year’s Local Plan consultation.
Alex Hills, CPRE Kent’s Gravesham chairman, said:
“Having so many people turn up at short notice sent a clear message to the government and the local council that now is not the time for rhetoric – we want to see you are serious about protecting the Green Belt.
Food-supply shortages have shown that we need the Green Belt, which is the county’s larder, more than ever.”
Many residents expressed concern that there is not the water or basic infrastructure to support the amount of development proposed for Gravesham.