I should like to present a petition, a copy of which has already been presented to No. 10 Downing street, from more than 1,000 residents of Bournemouth East who seek the protection of precious green belt land in the wards of Strouden, Throop and Muscliff from the proposed development of three Traveller sites. Residents believe that Bournemouth is already affected by overdevelopment, and that this would be an inappropriate use of much treasured green belt land and open space.
The petition states:
The Petition of residents of Bournemouth,
Declares that the Petitioners are opposed to the proposed development of three permanent sites for gypsies and travellers in Strouden, Throop and Muscliff; that the Petitioners believe that Bournemouth has already more than adequately contributed to Dorset’s housing numbers; and that this would be an inappropriate use of much treasured greenbelt land and open space.
The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to bring forward legislation to strengthen the powers of local Councils to allow them to prevent residential developments from being built on the greenbelt.
And the Petitioners remain, etc.