Guildford Greenbelt Group (GGG)
Press announcement 11 November 2014
GUILDFORD GREENBELT GROUP (GGG) APPROVED AS AN INDEPENDENT POLITICAL PARTY
Guildford Greenbelt Group (GGG) is delighted to announce that the Electoral Commission has given permission for it to stand in future elections.
Political party status means that GGG can campaign, endorse candidates and will not be prevented from commenting on political matters in the run up to an election. GGG has a local emphasis, and is not a national party. It is not affiliated with any other party. While many of the issues that are faced in the borough of Guildford and in the surrounding areas are being experienced by other communities across the country, GGG’s focus is on helping to resolve these issues from a local perspective and is completely committed to the borough of Guildford and its people.
The GGG constitution states that:
• Brownfield land should be used for building before any green fields
• Housing numbers must reflect real local need, not developers’ wishes
• Existing legal protection for the Green Belt and the AONB should stand
• Green fields matter – they are not just building land
• The Metropolitan Green Belt is for the benefit of all
Susan Parker, GGG leader, commented:
“We are delighted that we can now stand for election as GGG candidates.
“We believe in protection of our countryside. This will benefit all members of society, whether they live in the town or countryside, or in the London metropolitan area. The beautiful countryside in which Guildford is set makes it one of the best places to live in South East England, and it is a wonderful place to visit and for those in the urban area to come to for relaxation. But it is subject to enormous development pressures. In all our interests we need to protect our countryside.
“Very few existing local councillors or elected representatives have spoken up for the countryside, and none have done so effectively.
“We need to stand up for our countryside and so we will be standing at the next election.”