Zacís Questions, Debates and EDMs
The Constant Economy
Where do I Stand?
††††Communications Data Bill
††††NHS / Health
††††Foreign affairs & Defence
††††The Planning System
††††Waste and Plastic Bags
††††Guardian policies Q&A
Garden Grabbing / Inappropriate Development
There are so many cases of garden grabbing in the area – too many for any MP or candidate to fight. That’s why I helped to establish the following website; www.protectourgreenspaces.com. It is a web-based campaign toolkit designed to help people campaign more effectively. If you have time, I encourage you to have a look. It has helped others and I hope it will help you too.
I have also successfully campaigned for changes nationally (specifically the re-designation of gardens as ‘greenfield sites’). Instead of being protected as havens for wildlife, not to mention the sheer pleasure they bring communities, gardens had the status of neglected industrial wasteland.
The Department for Communities and Local Government removed gardens from the definition of brownfield land in Planning Policy Statement 3, and abolished national ‘density targets in June this year. The upcoming Localism Bill will go further, by handing powers back to Local Authorities so that local people can decide for themselves how best to develop their communities.
Here below are links to two articles on the subject – one written by me
for the Evening Standard: