National Trust releasing land for development

Home » News » National Trust releasing land for development
logo_NT

Extract from the Sunday Times

The National Trust has been accused of hypocrisy after it emerged that it had been quietly selling or releasing parcels of greenfield land for housing developments. The charity has been a critic of the government's plans to relax rules on building in the countryside.

A trust spokesman said it was not "against development in principle" and was satisfied the proposed developments would be high quality, accessible and affordable.
He stressed that while these developments were on greenfield sites on the edges of conurbations, they were not officially green belt land, adding: "When we very occasionally release land for development, we aim to use it as an opportunity to showcase what good housing can look like.

We only consider releasing land where it complies with the wishes and intentions of the people who gave us that land in the first place."
The Sunday Times, Page: 5

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

mud on road 2
Thu 16 Nov 9:46am  |  hits: 126

Caution — Mud on Local RoadsLocal residents are being urged to drive with caution, if using the local lanes to bypass the works at Bradley Bridge instead of using the official alternative route via the A41 Trunk road.These minor roads being subjected to use by large volumes of traffic including Heavy Goods Vehicles, and large low loaders delivering mechanical diggers and building supplies to...

p & R 2
Mon 13 Nov 10:07am  |  hits: 79

Help cut Christmas congestion on the Park & RideThe countdown to Christmas is well underway and the city centre is getting more crowded with shoppers and cars by the day.This festive season Cheshire West and Chester Council is encouraging visitors to the city centre to give the Park & Ride a try.The service cuts traffic queues by sailing into the city in dedicated bus lanes and passengers...

business 4
Sun 12 Nov 2:18pm  |  hits: 57

Cheshire Business Survey 2017Summary: The Cheshire Business Survey results were launched to the business community and partners at a recent event at Wyvern House, Winsford.Why we have undertaken the surveyThe Cheshire Business Survey helps us to understand the views of local businesses regarding key issues that the Council and the Cheshire and Warrington Local...