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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 7th April, 2017)

Save our Greenbelt

Save our Greenbelt
Latham lane, Kitt Green, overlooking the Bell.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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Comment by: Derek Platt on 7th April 2017 at 02:48

Good photo, reminds me of David Stockwell and Auntie Peg. Mind you save our Greengrass would then have been more appropriate

Comment by: Howard P on 7th April 2017 at 07:27

I suspect plans to build new houses.
We need more houses, there is more and more demand.

Comment by: DTease on 7th April 2017 at 09:04

I suspect that Howard intends to go on suspecting until someone begs him to stop suspecting.

Comment by: Julie Bateman on 7th April 2017 at 09:06

Nice one Derek.

Comment by: Tommy Forahaw on 7th April 2017 at 10:35

We don't need more houses... we need less people. Overpopulation is a curse.

Comment by: Julie Bateman on 7th April 2017 at 11:42

Well said Tommy!

Comment by: A.W. on 7th April 2017 at 11:44

Sadly signs saying similar things are becoming more common nowadays. the destruction of the green belt is a national problem.

Comment by: Al on 7th April 2017 at 11:49

We see signs like this all over the place, but as always the developers and governments always get their way and build on themregardless of what the people want; if people really campaign against so much then it often results in violence and threats. If the government wanted to demolish your home tomorrow for a new road, against your wishes, they would get their wish.

I don't think we are over populated, that's a myth that's as bad as global warming (climate change). But I do think we are overcrowded, which is different to being overpopulated. I think the overcrowding is being done deliberately for a nefarious agenda, pushing people more and more out of rural areas and into densely crowded cities and towns.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 7th April 2017 at 11:55

The thing about greenbelt is once its gone, its gone. That isn't suspicion, it's fact. It should be established that there is no available brownbelt land available first. To be fair, that seems to be happening at the old Heinz site in Standish although no excuse for what's happening on Rectory Lane, Almond Brook etc. Criminal.

Comment by: Maurice on 7th April 2017 at 12:46

Who will buy the thousands of new houses which are planned for this area,there are already plenty of houses for sale,many folk can't get a mortgage due to not having a regular job,and £10,000 is probable the least deposit required for an old terraced house,and interest rates will rise sometime.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 7th April 2017 at 13:26

I agree with Standisher....use up Brownfield sites first but the problem there is builders dont want the expense & problems of cleaning the sites, much quicker & easier to rip up a greenfield.

Comment by: Mick on 7th April 2017 at 16:16

Helen if I was buying one I wouldnt want to live on a brownfield site, I would want to live on a nice greenfield site

Comment by: Ann on 7th April 2017 at 17:25

I suspect Howard could be right though.

Comment by: Julie on 7th April 2017 at 17:40

There is also a question of jobs and bringing
investment into the area. Many lovely green
areas of my childhood have now been built on , either for housing or for industry. I just feel blessed that as I grew up as a child I could run into flowers not into bricks...

Comment by: Maurice on 7th April 2017 at 18:36

There's no problem with building on greenfield land Mick,it's building on greenbelt land which has always been protected,greenbelt land is to stop towns merging together.

Comment by: Dave on 7th April 2017 at 19:06

Mick you like to ride your bike looking and enjoying the the greenbelt you may not be able to do that in the future if they keep building on it.

Comment by: Gillian Morris on 7th April 2017 at 20:18

There is a definate difference between greenfilds and green belt the greenbelt in Kitt Green and Orrell The Bell is agricultural land and we own a section of it it is our livelihood and we want to keep it we arent like the other land owners that will sel their souls for a shilling we work hard as farmers and always will so hands off the Greenbelt

Comment by: Julie on 7th April 2017 at 21:25

Utter rubbish!, Green belt , brown belt , does not apply to Wigan!, Are you all thick,?
We are secondary! The top of the hill is London, and the dribble of funds , we have to
Fight for , does not allow us to protect the
green fields you and I cherish , wake up!

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 7th April 2017 at 23:58

Reminds me of a Star Wars AT-AT :)

Comment by: Bod on 8th April 2017 at 00:14

Julie, you need to chill out, go have a sherry with your mate Garry.

Comment by: Ken R on 8th April 2017 at 00:35

Yes the greenbelt should be saved. So who will stand up and be counted and have your n--s cracked to promote your lower population idea, will it be you Tommy Forahaw ?? I will probably get a mouthful from some people, but how do you control a population expansion??

Comment by: alan winstanley on 8th April 2017 at 00:41

Having driven over the Yorkshire moors the area is so vast ,then i had a thought why not construct homes on the moors ,then you can house all the aliens, or migrants in the house's ,i think that would ease the problem.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 8th April 2017 at 07:44

Julie, you think a place like Wigan secondary..... Norfolk must be right down at the bottom of the list then!

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 8th April 2017 at 11:41

Unfortunately Yorkshire moors are classed as an AONB ( area of natural beauty ) and much as I like Wigan and district, we don't fall into that category

Comment by: Veronica b on 8th April 2017 at 13:01

Helen of Troy I love everything about Norfolk- God forbid they should use up the green fields about there .....especially around Walsingham!

Comment by: Gillian Morris on 8th April 2017 at 14:40

Julie you are all entitled to your opinion but no as a wiganer i can honestly say NO we are not all thick

Comment by: Julie on 8th April 2017 at 18:26

Gillian, not my point at all.

Helen, Norfolk , is gentry as you well know.

Bod , is that your best observation regarding Mick's picture? How sad. Get off the fence and have an opinion , good or bad , at least it's yours!, I write what I feel Bod. My current understanding is we live in an open and free democracy . I would want you also to feel the same.

Comment by: Garry on 9th April 2017 at 07:07

I agree with Julie, she reminds me of me!!
She makes good valid points.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 9th April 2017 at 12:32

Julie I could go on for ever telling you why not all Norfolk is Gentry but it would take to long & bore everyone to tears !

Veronica....Walsingham is safe...for no

Comment by: Bod on 20th April 2017 at 21:26

See Julie Garry is there for you again ,go have that sherry with him and chill, chill ,chill.

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