Is the Mount Bovers Land Safe from Development or not?

October 18, 2007 by  

We have been asked to say whether the Mount Bovers land is completely safe from development or not.  Let’s look at the evidence we have. 

Well bearing in mind that either the owners, or an agent for the owners, put the land forward for consideration then perhaps they have an argument that suggests that it could be developed for housing.  That is a concern.

And the Head of Planning at RDC, Shaun Scrutton would not agree that RDC had said that the Mount Bovers Land could be described as “sacrosanct” or “common land” as claimed by a resident at the public meeting at Belchamps.

The Mount Bovers Land is currently protected only by a District Council Policy.  We all know that Council Policies can change. So our view is that it should be OK provided that Council Policy does not change.

That doesn’t sound so certain.  It is not.

We continue to have concern.

And if you have any doubts that this is not a real concern then read here


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