Th Housing Minister, Chris Pincher MP, has written to Maria Caulfield MP setting out how the government are protecting greenfield spaces in places like the Lewes constituency.
In the letter the Minister confirms that it is the government’s policy to prioritise brownfield sites that need regeneration and that local authorities can get support from the £400 million Brownfield Fund to help build on these sites rather than green spaces.
The Minister has also set out that it is the government’s priority to focus greater need into our biggest 20 cities and urban areas to maximise existing infrastructure and to support development that reduces the need for high-carbon travel.
The letter also highlights protections for valued green spaces and national parks, which would take into account huge areas of the Lewes constituency.
Maria Caulfield MP said “Development is a big issue locally and I am pleased to hear from the Housing Minister that it is the government’s priorities to protect greenfield spaces, use brown field sites first, and focus development on our largest urban centres & cities that have the appropriate infrastructure to take extra housing.”
“I will continue to stand up for local residents in fighting inappropriate developments on greenfield sites across the Lewes constituency.”