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Do you want everyone know you support the campaign to protect the Green Belt in your village?

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Do you want to let as many people as possible know that they need to comment and object on the proposed developments if we are to stand a chance of protecting the village we love?

Then simply click the button below or on the image to the right, download our poster and display it wherever you can. Put it in your house window, your car window, even make a house for sale style sign and stick it in your front garden. Get creative, but whatever you do, just do it!

Our resources below provide all the links you need to dig deep into planning at both a local, regional and national level. From Government bodies that set the policy to organisations like the CPRE who challenge development proposals in direct contravention of those policies, this page will guide you to information to help make an informed decision on the suitability of the Calderdale Local Plan

CPRE - Campaign To Protect Rural England


The CPRE campaign for a beautiful and living countryside. They work to protect, promote and enhance our towns and countryside to make them better places to live, work and enjoy, and to ensure the countryside is protected for now and future generations. Below are links to their key information pages to help understand the complex issues presented by the Local Plan.

The CPRE National home page

The CPRE West Yorks home page

Green Belt myths busted

Failures by councils to protect rural spaces

A supreme court ruling on some National Planning Policy Framework issues

How strong local campaigning can influence planning policies

Andrew Wood blogs about housing and the Green Belt

FOE - Friends Of The Earth


Friends Of The Earth are the country’s largest grassroots environmental campaigning network. They have Friends of the Earth groups and affiliated community groups in around 200 communities and offer a wealth of knowledge and experience in local planning issues.

A Useful article from Greenbelt Calderdale

Links to advice on better UK planning



The planning pages of the Calderdale Council website are vital sources of information regarding where the development is being proposed, the current status of green belt land and a great source of other information on key policies that are being undermined by the very plan they are proposing

The current Replacement Calderdale Unitary Development Plan (RCUDP) showing land types and uses

An interactive Green Belt Parcels map

A map of Tree Preservation Orders (TPO) and Conservation areas

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)

Final report on the Green Belt Review



The official Government website which holds key planning and policy documents. Getting to know these documents in more details will enable you to put the maximum weight behind your argument when objecting to the Local Plan.

Key links include:


The National Planning Policy Framework

Town and Country Planning Act 1990

White Paper – ‘Fixing our Broken Housing Market’

Guidance on open space, sports and recreation facilities, public rights of way and local green space

TCPA - Town and Country Planning Association


The TCPA campaign for the reform of the UK's planning system to make it more responsive to people's needs and aspirations and to promote sustainable development

Key Links Include:



Home Page

Articles about planning for people, not just developers

Article – ‘In Defence of the Green Belt’

Good practice guidance for green infrastructure (GI)