Hi Liverpool City Councillors
We would respectfully request your support for this Parliamentary Petition along a cross-party basis as the issues addressed in the Parliamentary Petition affect each and every one of us irrespective of political party bias or persuasion. On 21 May we passed the first target of 10,000 signatures and a response is now awaited from the government to this petition, with your help and the help of your family, friends and constituents we may pass the second target of 100,000 signatures and get this very important issue debated in parliament. Hopefully you will all agree a response, a debate is not enough as we need action and only with your help, we will get MPs to vote with their consciences for this petition.
Please could you support and distribute amongst your members, constituents, families and friends the Parliamentary Petition we have raised to protect our Green Belt and Farm land. There is an abundance nationally of brownfield sites that have stood idle and neglected whilst greedy developers are on a daily basis aided by central government procuring green belt land and farm land which in turn is taking away some of our most wonderful and beautiful landscapes transforming them from natural green to concrete grey or asphalt black.
Our countryside is now disappearing at an alarming an accelerated rate diminishing and destroying natural wildlife habitat and consequently driving away our precious wildlife almost to extinction in some cases. The effect on climate change is also unprecedented and yet the government is not only allowing these destructive policies to continue but in a lot of cases where local residents and local authorities have refused planning permission for development on greenbelt land and farming land the minister for housing and communities has unilaterally overturned the democratic wishes and decisions of local residents and local authorities and allow Brownfield Sites to remain idle and unused.
A Government response to a Parliamentary Petition in 2017 with similar aims as in this petition, the following is an extract from that Government response to the 2017 petition; –
“We are also absolutely clear that Green Belt must be protected and that there are other areas that local authorities must pursue first, such as brownfield land and taking steps to increase density on urban sites.”
Four years almost to the day and the hypocrisy is evident for all to see with our Greenbelt Land and Farm Land being decimated by housing developments whilst Brownfield sites remain idle and unused.
This is why we must make this petition a success to overturn the destructive and hypocritical policies witnessed in the last four years and more.
Please support our petition so we may together try and hold (irrespective of political party bias) central government to account and hopefully look to a brighter and better future for both humans and nature. One Planet One Future is our choice to embrace.
We have inserted an attachment that can be distributed as a poster and there is a link below to the parliamentary petition to enable signing the petition.
Click this link to see and sign your petition and start sharing it: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/575169
We will be grateful for your support and that of your partners, friends and associates.
Just as time is running out so is our countryside and wildlife.
Thank you for your support, Signing and Sharing