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Save Our Greenbelts Ravenfield and Bramley

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The Rotherham Action Group are members of the local communities who have joined together to campaign against Rotherham Borough Councils plans to build on green belt land throughout the Borough. RMBC plans to build between 24500 and 32000 houses in the Borough. Along the Ravenfield/Bramley Parish Line, (Lidgit Lane /Moor Lane South) the plan is to build over 1270 new homes, and business units, as well as in smaller areas around the Parishes. Wickersley does not escape lightly either, with plans to build across the Parish. Along Greasborough and Rawmarsh (Bassingthorpe Farm) the plan is to build 3600 new homes on green belt land. THAT IS THE SIZE OF ALMOST 6000 FOOTBALL PITCHES. Now, assume two adults and two children to a house. Local infrastructure will not cope with this massive increase in population. Schools will not be able to accommodate children, doctors and dentists would not cope with the numbers, fire and the Police Service who are already under-staffed, would not be able to cope with the increased workload. Where would these people come from And where would they work If we haven’t included your Parish, it does not mean it is not up for development of Greenbelt – please email us and we will try to steer you in the right direction.


Ravenfield Action Group are working together with Bassingthorpe Farm, Bramley and Wickersley to stop ALL Greenbelt development in Rotherham. We want to work with you too! There has not been enough consideration and re-development of existing derelict and empty properties in the Borough. There has not been enough consideration and use of use existing brown field sites in the Borough We don’t have the answers. But sign our petition, ask the questions and we will be sure that your comments are represented.


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