Protecting the Green Belt
As an outer London Borough we run right up against the green belt and open countryside. We’re lucky to have such fantastic green spaces in a London Borough and as Conservatives we are committed to protecting it despite calls to develop it.
As Conservatives we care deeply about the environment and our green spaces. We recognise that the green belt matters to residents and that it should be protected. That is why we as a party pledged to ‘Protect the Green Belt’ in our most recent set of five pledges to residents.
Whilst the need for more housing in London grows, we are working on a daily basis to protect our environment by not building on the green belt. There are plenty of brownfield sites in Kingston that can be developed for more homes and we are actively looking at ways to maximise that land to help us attract new homes and businesses.
Local Chessington resident, Andy said,
One of the best things about living in Chessington are the open green spaces. To be able to take the dog for a walk through the fields is one of the most relaxing parts of my day. We must do everything to ensure that people do not build on green belt land so that we have a Kingston that we can pass onto our children.
From the Hogsmill Valley to the green fields of Chessington residents have made it clear that green belt land should not be developed on and we have listened. We will continue to work with council officers and a number of bodies to improve accessibility to our green spaces so that all who live in Kingston can access it.