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A New Green Belt For Yeovil

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Yeovil and the Yeovil area in South Somerset face unprecedented development pressures, particularly from new housing.  We are campaigning for the creation of a Yeovil Green Belt to prevent further urban sprawl.

The District Council's Local Plan provides for another 1,500 + houses in two urban extensions on top of the hundreds of houses already built or for which permission has been granted. We are calling for the creation of a Yeovil Green Belt to ensure that the town continues to enjoy sufficient green amenity space (a "green lung'), and to prevent unrestricted urban sprawl resulting in the merger of the town and its' surrounding villages - villages that at the moment add very much to the character of this part of South Somerset.  We have written a detailed report explaining the "Case For A Yeovil Green Belt" which you can download below.

We are talking to local communities and Parish Councils to gather their support. We also need to show evidence of public support for this campaign so please sign our online petition. 

 external small Sign Our Petition Calling For New Green Belt For Yeovil 


Want to know more? CPRE has produced the following reports about Green Belts which you can download for free:

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