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Hadleigh and Daws Heath residents invited to green belt meeting
2:48pm Monday 20th February 2012 in Castle Point
A SPECIAL Hadleigh and Daws Heath Neighbourhood Meeting is being organised to give residents a chance to have their say on where thousands of new homes should be built across Castle Point.
The session start at 7.30pm at Hadleigh Old Fire Station, London Road, Hadleigh, on Wednesday, February 29.
The council is holding a series of neighbourhood meetings across the borough to encourage members of the public to come forward with ideas for brown field sites, which have already been built on but could be redeveloped for housing.
This is to reduce pressure on green belt land as the council moves ahead with trying to create a new local plan for Castle Point, which will set out a development strategy for the borough over the next 15 years.
The council was forced to drop its previous long-term development plan last September, because of complaints there had not been enough public consulation and too many homes were proposed on green belt.