Thank you for your call to my office earlier.
I am sorry that I can’t be with you for your public meeting but I have to be in the Commons for votes on Wednesday evening.
I remain opposed to the development of greenfield and greenbelt sites across my constituency. This is not just an approach pertaining to towns and villages in my constituency, I say this from a broader policy position of believing that new homes should be built on available urban brownfield sites before rural green land. On the specifics of this individual site I fail to see how the application meets any circumstance, exceptional or otherwise, that would make building in the greenbelt appropriate.
As such I support the objections of your action group, local residents and Councillors Procter, Robinson and Stephenson who, like me, are opposed to this application for inappropriate development in the greenbelt.
Very best wishes,
Alec Shelbrooke MP
Conservative Member of Parliament for Elmet & Rothwell
UK Representative to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly