Radlett MP joins group to combat threat of building on Green Belt

PUBLISHED: 09:06 15 November 2017

Oliver Dowden, the MP for Hertsmere, including Radlett. Photo: Oliver Dowden's office.

Oliver Dowden, the MP for Hertsmere, including Radlett. Photo: Oliver Dowden's office.

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Radlett MP Oliver Dowden has been made treasurer of a group dedicated to preventing building on the Green Belt.

The All-Party Parliamentary for London’s Green Belt was launched last week, and brings together politicians from Labour, the Tories, and the Lib Dems.

Mr Dowden said: “I am glad to have been elected as Treasurer of the APPG for London’s Green Belt.

“It is vitally important we protect the Green Belt and the distinctive character of areas surrounding London, such as my own constituency of Hertsmere.

“I look forward to working with the group.”

The group has already held its inaugural meeting, where members agreed to develop policy thinking and try to influence the debate on housing and planning policy.

Plans were announced last month to build 8,000 homes on fields around London Colney and parts of Hertsmere.

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