Today, Joy Morrissey MP welcomed the team from Keep Holtspur Green to discuss ongoing issues, primarily focused around over development, in Holtspur. There is a particular problem with small houses and bungalows being replaced with extremely large houses, with some plots doubled up to take multiple semidetached homes.
This over development causes a number of problems in the area, from the appearance of the neighbourhood, to traffic safety, and impact on the nearby nature reserve and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Homes on the periphery of such sites often have a significant impact on the areas biodiversity, as their gardens support plants and animals on the borders.
Preserving and protecting the small green spaces represented by the gardens and street scene of these properties has a disproportionate impact on the long term health of the local ecosystem, not least because of the dangerous precedent initial overdevelopment can set.
Mrs Morrissey will be working to support the fantastic work of the Keep Holtspur Green campaign and render any assistance she can provide, including raising the profile of the organisation and taking up the argument on national housing targets in Parliament.
A great day in Beaconsfield meeting constituents, including the team from Keep Holtspur Green, who I will be working with to preserve green spaces in the area. Thank you so much to everyone who came along today.