MVS MEMBER SURVEY RESULTS

"The MVS member survey is now closed, having received a strong response of 184 respondents. The results show that Society members object to any sort of development on Green belt land with 90-95% objecting or strongly objecting to housing and leisure and recreational facilities. 82% object or strongly object to schools on green belt land. We believe that the large swing from the previous MVS survey (51% support) can be explained by (1) the current Hoe Valley School application includes a large leisure centre and running track and although these were covered by separate questions, respondents could have considered this impact when answering the questions; and (2) the DPD consultation (which came out after the original survey) has increased people’s sensitivity to any greenbelt loss and there is a worry that allowing a school would be a pre-cursor to unwanted housing development Th