Peter Tatchell backs Campaign for Colney

PUBLISHED: 19:00 26 July 2018

Brett Ellis and Peter Tatchell.

Brett Ellis and Peter Tatchell.

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Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has given his support to the fight against developing London Colney’s Green Belt.

The 66-year-old was on a visit to a North London school when he publicly announced his support for the Campaign for Colney group, led by Brett Ellis, who teaches at the school.

In a video, Mr Tatchell said: “I implore the local authorities and the government to listen to local people. They have a right to decide.

“We must protect the Green Belt and we must hear the voices of local people.”

The Campaign for Colney is opposing proposals for a 6,000-home development on land to the south-east of London Colney.

In May, the Tyttenhanger Estate published plans for the Redwell Garden Village, which would stretch all the way down to the M25.

It would include a secondary school, four primary schools, cycle routes and 60 per cent open space.

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