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Petition: Protect and enhance green spaces instead of flogging 90 acres to developers

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Lead petitioner Glenn Vowles
Assigned Officer Mike
Petition target Bristol City Council
Start date Wed, 23 Jan 08
Closing date Mon, 2 Jun 08
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Last signatories
  • Daniel Uren
  • Kerry Snow
  • Louis Martin
  • George Thompson
  • Rich Fisher
  • David Parkes
  • Hayleigh Barnes
  • darren guy
  • katherine owen
  • jane iles
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The Petitioner....wants Bristol City Council to be genuine about its 'UK green capital' ambition and abandon any plans to sell off hundreds of acres of green space and parkland, instead adopting a policy of protecting and enhancing them.

Background information

Its recently been very widely reported in the local media and elsewhere (see http://vowlesthegreen.blogspot.com/2008/01/bristol-city-council-are-having-us-on.html )that there are plans to sell off acre after acre of green space and parkland to developers (90 acres, 2.4 % of our total, according to a Bristol Evening Post report on 31 Jan). It is the view of some that the figure could end up being even more than the reports in local papers suggest (thin end of the wedge...)!! This intention to flog off green space acre after acre is completely inconsistent with the ambition to be the 'UK green capital' and many pronouncements on tackling climate change, enhancing human health and wellbeing, protecting wildlife and biodiversity, and making the city better able to cope with heavy rainfall causing serious flood risk. The plans are also at odds with what Bristol's people want, and expected, from the council following recent consultations. When will the ongoing yr on yr loss of space end, with pressures to 'free up' perhaps even more land in the future? And which green spaces are we talking about?

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The Council says:

Following the Cabinet meeting, a response is being prepared by Culture and Leisure Services, which will then be sent to Mr Vowles by Cllr Rosalie Walker on behalf of the Cabinet.