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Exceptional Circumstances for removing Green Belt designation from village

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kate galloway, modified 2 Months ago.

Exceptional Circumstances for removing Green Belt designation from village

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Hi, I was wondering if anyone could assist me. I've seen very many examples of authorities removing the wash off a Green Belt settlement through the Local Plan process as part of a wider programme of Green Belt release (for example where EC's exist to warrant an alteration to GB boundaries by virtue of needs vs Green Belt harm etc). But is anyone aware of any cases where an Authority has proposed to remove a green belt designation from a village through the Local Plan process where the only notable reason to do so is that it is no longer NPPF compliant (e.g. the village does not contribute towards the openness of the Green Belt)? Can this amount to Exceptional Circumstances in itself?

 

Any thoughts or examples gratefully received!

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richard white, modified 2 Months ago.

RE: Exceptional Circumstances for removing Green Belt designation from vill

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Hopefully someone can identify some examples, but I would have thought a case could be made, especially if e.g. you were able to identify a likely windfall supply in these villages if de-designated as well as the non-compliant issue.

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Robert Wilson, modified 2 Months ago.

RE: Exceptional Circumstances for removing Green Belt designation from vill

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When the Notts Derbyshire Green Belt was reviewed I recommended the release of a washed over village to a window in the green belt as we needed to allocate a site on an area within the village.

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Robert Wilson, modified 2 Months ago.

RE: Exceptional Circumstances for removing Green Belt designation from vill

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Kate

You are most welcome. It was a long time ago so you may not find it on line. I know the Policy Managers at Gedling: Alison Gibson and Joanna Gray and mention me and they may be able to help but I will add the Inspector's report from the time. You need to look at pages 1A-18 and 19. Hope his helps?